Trip of a lifetime

Since my accident I haven’t done a lot, not even blogged, two reasons really, not a lot to post about (I don’t get out much) and it hurts to type, but hey, i’ll grin and bare it.

When I did get out, I made the most of it, I flew to Tenerife on the 22nd of Feb to join my brother and his wife (Sean & Lois) and sail across the Atlantic, yeah you read that right, sail/cruise across the Atlantic on their boat Kapowai.

I arrived late that night and after a good sleep and last minute shopping in the morning we were off, no messing around, which was just as well, I may of got cold feet but luckily the shear scale of the crossing hadn’t sunk it. I took a photo every day with the GPS enabled on my camera and this is the result.

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It’s a well established route and before folk leave Santa Cruz a lot of them leave their mark. Unfortunately we didn’t have the time or the paint.


Leaving Santa Cruz and the last bit of land we will see for the next 13 and a half days.



15 comments on “Trip of a lifetime

  1. Funnily enough, you came into my mind earlier today. I was wondering what had become of you since I hadn’t seen a blog post for a long time. I’m sorry to hear your injury is still causing you such problems, but it’s great that it’s not stopping you from doing exciting stuff like this. That sounds like an exhaustingly long sail but what an adventure. Wonderful photos, as always.

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  2. Welcome back!! I’m glad to see you’re on the mend…


  3. Debra A Utko


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  4. Happy to see you back blogging! What a great adventure! Looking forward to hearing more.

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  5. I lost touch with many folk last year (including you Mark) due to the pressures of house hunting, clearing 30yrs of accumulated stuff, and finally moving late last autumn. So I was so sorry to hear of your injury, I do hope that full recovery is now within sight. This must have been a challenging crossing, but I assume on a motorised vessel rather than a sailing version. All the best, Andy

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  6. that is cool 🙂

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  7. What an experience – just incredible

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