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Old 28-02-2016, 00:40   #241
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Sailed solo from Morro Bay, CA to Zihuatanejo and back in a 26ft Pearson Ariel. Of course I was all of 23 years foolish. Had a whale strike, a couple of storms, a fish almost pull me overboard, and heard about another being lost at sea. I got the exact adventure I was looking for.

I wouldn't ever want to solo again. It's brutally exhausting and dangerous. I often had audible hallucinations and made poor decisions when dead tired. That said, I had wanted to 'solo' and was not to be stopped.

Oh, and I left port with about 50 hours of real sailing time, but years of theoretical book knowledge. It's a steep learning curve for sure. But I knew my boat in and out, had replaced much of her, and safety (beyond soloing) was my paramount concern (2nd and 3rd were waves and lobster).

You can do it if you want to.
Ive heard the hallucinations are the best bit
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Ive heard the hallucinations are the best bit
Especially when you're so sure they happened, yet no one answers your radio hail. "This is sailing vessel Sheila, over,"… Weird.
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