I have created this blog with the hopes that you, my friend, will follow me as I sail around the world (figuratively or literally, not sure yet) with my parents on their Contest 48. Whereas I hope to keep you updated with exciting adventures of exotic ports and epic waves, keep in mind that cruising - that is, traveling by boat in a leisurely fashion - tends to be filled with days of intense boredom, punctuated by moments of sheer terror. Please keep this in mind as you read these entries, for this platform will be just as much an attempt for me to maintain my sanity (and connection to the California-based world), as entertainment and reassurance for you. And so, follow me as I sail the world.

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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Guf of Carpenteria

First off I would just like to say: FUCK YEAH!! I am sure you have heard but I would like to express how supremely happy and relieved I am that both DOMA and Prop 8 have been declared unconstitutional. It's about time our country took a progressive step forward. Love and equality for all. Suck on that all you haters.

In other news, we have around 20 knots of wind, our current speed is around 8 knots and we have approximately 165 miles left to across the Gulf of Carpenteria. The seas are not exactly the "washing-machine" conditions that they have been known to be and really, we have great weather, but it is still a bit rolly.

Nevertheless, spirits are high aboard S/V Rutea this morning. Wishing you well from the middle of nowhere.
At 6/26/2013 11:41 PM (utc) Rutea's position was 10°53.44'S 139°43.78'E

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1 comment:

  1. Just wanted to pop in and say hello. You have a new follower now eagerly awaiting updates. Super jealous of your journey; you're living my dream! Back home in San Diego, there was very little wind today and the morning started out foggy. This week I'm teaching eighteen little kids to sail, ages eight to fourteen. As our little armada of bobbing bathtub Sabots floated across Mission Bay, our adventure was only slightly less exciting than your 1,500 nautical mile trip around Australia. Keep the updates coming, and please do post lots of pictures on FB. Godspeed, sail safe. ~Derek Stakelum