I am a 22 year old U.S. Army Veteran who recently traveled the world for 9 1/2 consecutive months. During that time (Aug. 2010) I sailed from Hurghada, Egypt
to Kochi, India
over the course of 42 days. Myself and wonderful girlfriend were the only working crew to speak of, as the owner/captain and wife were in their mid sixties and feeling it more and more each day. We logged approximately 3800 Nautical Miles via the ports
of Sudan, Massawa Eritrea, Assab Eritrea, Aden Yemen, and final port of call being Kochi (Cochin) India
. I have experienced a couple force 8+ monsoonal storms, Successfully navigated the coral
fields of the Red Sea, Transited the tricky tidal extremes of the Bab-el-Mandeb, safe passage
of the Gulf of Aden (Pirate Alley) and did it all with no auto pilot
so I suppose I managed quite well for never sailing prior to that.
I'm very easy to get along with, I am in the beginning stages of turning a lifetime of poetry in to a singer/songwriter hobby so I may be able to entertain us a bit during down time. Enough about me...
I'm writing all of this in hopes to get a response to a few questions. I'll keep them short and sweet as possible.
-An estimated cost for provisions (my out of pocket expense)
-Desired departure date and estimated arrival date.
-As much info. on the vessel as you care to share so I know what I have to work
-Maybe a bit more about you two.
That's about all I ask. I'm pretty easy to please I think. I pack light, live light, and I'm really just trying to sail up to see the love of my life who is now living in Seattle
after we were separated by Dengue fever in South Thailand
7 months ago. I've always wanted to sail that portion of the Pacific.
HOPE TO HEAR FROM YOU GUYS SOON!