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A Little Bit of Everything: Sweet and Spicy, Salt and Pepper — OddGodfrey: The Oddly Compelling Story of a Sailing Circumnavigation of the World

“How’s it going over there? We are getting hammered!” Steelie Pete has hailed us on the VHF. The rain hasn’t let up, the wind is completely dead, and the motor has been chugging along for a few hours. “You’re getting hammered? We have zero wind. We are motoring right now.” Andrew reports. “R

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Sailing Back To Uncertainty — OddGodfrey: The Oddly Compelling Story of a Sailing Circumnavigation of the World

The chain rattles against the guide, there is that familiar thunk of anchor settling into place. Andrew wrestles with the pins while I steer us safely out of the shallows. We slide along the turquoise blue water that suspends us over white sand until it turns dark with depth. The odometer is clo

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Bad News Sneaks In Through an Open Weather Window — OddGodfrey: The Oddly Compelling Story of a Sailing Circumnavigation of the World

Anchored in the most beautiful of remote islands, our weather window arrives sooner than we like and bad news forces us to remember the sea controls our decision making.

Source: Bad News Sneaks In Through an Open Weather Window — OddGodfrey: The Oddly Compelling Story of a Sailing Circumnavigation of the World

The Tropical Isolation Chamber — OddGodfrey: The Oddly Compelling Story of a Sailing Circumnavigation of the World

“Did you even watch that documentary about Chagos that I sent you?” “Sorry, no.” I say, while Andrew scuttles away to avoid the question. Pete groans, releasing the depth of his disappointment like a belch from a sulfuric volcano. “I can’t think about that business, Pete. I’m on a yo

Source: The Tropical Isolation Chamber — OddGodfrey: The Oddly Compelling Story of a Sailing Circumnavigation of the World

You Haven’t Lived… — OddGodfrey: The Oddly Compelling Story of a Sailing Circumnavigation of the World

“…until you see this place!” Pete exclaims as we sip cups of Post-Soggy-Passage-Celebratory-Coffees in Sonrisa’s cockpit. Having nestled our anchor into a patch of soft, white sand and greeted our three resident sharks encircling Sonrisa’s hull, Andrew and I had just begun cleaning Sonrisa from th

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All The Dark and Soggy You Can Take — OddGodfrey: The Oddly Compelling Story of a Sailing Circumnavigation of the World

“I (*insert another phrase not fit to print here*) hate this! I hate this!” I ball my fists and tuck myself into a corner beneath the dodger, just like Katherine Hepburn tucks herself beneath the coffee table. Andrew says nothing. He blinks at me. “God damn it! I hate this.” I gro

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The Dark and Soggy Passage, Part One — OddGodfrey: The Oddly Compelling Story of a Sailing Circumnavigation of the World

If I could describe my favorite type of passage, it is one with consistent trade winds not directly behind us, but about 30 degrees over our shoulder, calm seas, under a full moon or a clear sky full of stars. And if there were a passage the complete opposite of that…. Our anchor was up by 9:

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A Refreshing Hour of Normal-Life Adventure — OddGodfrey: The Oddly Compelling Story of a Sailing Circumnavigation of the World

Obviously, the dive boat did arrive, and it wasn’t long before I found myself flying through the Addu Atoll Canyons inside the entry pass. I adjust my buoyancy to counteract the drafts in the current and settle myself facing forward to maximize the view. Andrew is flying next to me, eyes alight with

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Squeeze In The Tourist Maldives Before We Go — OddGodfrey: The Oddly Compelling Story of a Sailing Circumnavigation of the World

I place my hand over my mask and press it securely to my face as I step my right foot forward and fall into the abyss. Like a stone dropped into the sea, instead of bobbing to the surface I fall, slowly at first, then faster as the weight of the depth above me presses down on my back. “Phhhhuuuu

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