Originally Posted by JPA Cate
Six months ago it was just the very early discovery of the Covid19 pandemic. I would think that intelligent cruisers would be tucked down, minimizing contact with strangers as much as possible, and observing social distancing.
That is something that it is hard to make an interesting blog about. Maybe they've decided to do something else for a while. No reason to assume something extra terrible has happened, though, as there are a zillion possible explanations, including just wanting some privacy following a lot of exposure.
I am not clear here.
Are you saying it is normal to be hyper-active on all social media canals, collect kickstarter money
and promise things to people and then disappear from the radar
like a finger-snap?
Or are you saying that Covid stopped anybody from using social media? Well, I always imagined Instagram was a smartphone App. And I have not heard of mobile networks getting switched off during Covid.
Neither is, imho, normal to see the last AIS breadcrumb of a boat some distance offshore
. The AIS clearly stopped functioning, switched off by the owners, or the boat sank.(See my other thread on German sailor Jonna in another thread).
As we have no reason to assume the boat sank, we would expect some kind of follow up from people who made much ado about their (mostly planned, less so effected) round the world
Perhaps they got sick, perhaps they got pregnant, perhaps disillusioned with what sailing is as compared to talking about sailing. Cool. No objections in any case and plenty of support granted.
Just that disappearing like 'that' is not what OP is comfortable with. And neither am I.
One line on Instagram would explain everything. Just that this one line is not there (nor on any other of their endless list of channels, vlogs, blogs or websites).