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Old 22-10-2009, 10:31   #1
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Reid Stowe...Over 900 Days and Counting

We forget about him but he is ever closer to his Goal of 1000 days at sea. Averaging less the 2 knots lately he seems content to idle away the days..keeping busy with mystical pondering, musing and thinking.

That speed in 10 knots of wind I'm convinced, is as much due to hull growth then a desire but who knows...but after nearly 2 and one half years at sea I'm sure that his boat won't go anywhere fast at this point even if he wanted her to.

http://1000days.net/home/index.php?o...d=11&Itemid=70

Im sure this experiment will change him forever..good , bad or otherwise...I could not do it.
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Hiya

I think the link should be 1000days.net - Home without the 's' on the end
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I think the link should be 1000days.net - Home without the 's' on the end

Thanks Mate..got a glitch in this laptops mouse pad ( or whatever you call it) and it does funny things when i hit enter sometimes..mostly pasteing things a line or two up the page and then i have to go fish it out..hence the screwed up link.
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I guess now will can expect David to start a thread "buried in a hole for 2000 days"
Go for it David....give the goat a run for its money!
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I still think he is a nut.
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what's your point? of course he's nuts compared to the rest of us.

still, he's a heck of a sailor...what's your record?
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Of course he's a nutter. But he's not hurting anyone. He doesn't have a 'team' to help him do someothing 'unassisted'. He isn't a child.
He just has his dreams like you and I have dreams. And he's fulfilling his, very close to fulfilling his.

Days: Hours: Min until 1000 days

Of course he's a nutter. But then my family thinks I am a nutter and would prefer I was back at home leading a 'normal' life.

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If I had to choose between a thousand consecutive days working in a golden cage and a thousand consecutive days sailing offshore, I just might choose to go sailing.

Both choices sound crazy to me, and sailing 1000 days is perhaps the lesser of two evils.
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I once drank beer for over a thousand straight days. In the end, they told me to wear a black dress, handed me a piece or paper, and said "Now go get a job". What I remember of it was enjoyable...
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I still think he is a nut.
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what's your point? of course he's nuts compared to the rest of us.

still, he's a heck of a sailor...what's your record?
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Of course he's a nutter. But he's not hurting anyone. He doesn't have a 'team' to help him do someothing 'unassisted'. He isn't a child.
He just has his dreams like you and I have dreams. And he's fulfilling his, very close to fulfilling his.

Days: Hours: Min until 1000 days

Of course he's a nutter. But then my family thinks I am a nutter and would prefer I was back at home leading a 'normal' life.

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If I had to choose between a thousand consecutive days working in a golden cage and a thousand consecutive days sailing offshore, I just might choose to go sailing.

Both choices sound crazy to me, and sailing 1000 days is perhaps the lesser of two evils.
Gee, it sounds like I am among friends here . How many more of us "nutters" do we need before we become the norm and the rest become the "nutters". If it helps to build the numbers, can the nutty Goat be counted.

Oh, I forgot, I go to sea to get away from the norm.

Back on topic, it is good to see there is still room (and ways) in the world for the Reid Stowes to live a different life and cause no harm.
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I once drank beer for over a thousand straight days. In the end, they told me to wear a black dress, handed me a piece or paper, and said "Now go get a job". What I remember of it was enjoyable...

Funny.....I had to read that twice to get the joke but its a good one..
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Maybe more interesting than Reid Stowe is the cult of haters (not here) that seem to have sprung up. Wasupwitdat?
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Maybe more interesting than Reid Stowe is the cult of haters (not here) that seem to have sprung up. Wasupwitdat?
Perhaps I am off topic but isn't that what we call bullying. Pick out someone who is obviously different and pick on him/her.
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On June 17, Reid Stowe will make oceanic history when he docks Anne at Pier 81 in the New York Harbor. At that moment, he will have finished the longest sea voyage in history, spanning 1152 days. The trip started on April 21, 2007 and will finally end next month, after more than three years at sea without being re-supplied.

Soanya only made it through 306 days on the trip before being forced to disembark due to morning sickness. But even in that time, she set the record for longest nonstop sea voyage for a woman.

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It always surprises me that no matter what there will be people that love it and people that hate it......this isn't our dream....nor will it ever be...but it was someones dream and he looks like he's going to be lucky enough to make it happen......my money is he goes and does it again!
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