In 2014 when I left on this random adventure of traveling the world without flying, l never truly knew where I would end up, I certainly never thought I would be writing a post like this. From zero sailing experience to now around 30,000 nautical miles, I finally find myself back on the same side of the world which i started on. I still haven't quite made it back to Australia to say I've completed a full lap butttt making it to Japan is pretty bloody close.
It's taken some creativity and perseverance to survive some of the back roads and logistical hurdles of navigating more then 50 countries overland. All learning experiences and fond memories though. It may look like I'm getting closer to home, although I'm almost further away the ever. Soon I will be sailing out of Japan, making my way back to America at the slowest possible pace ever, supporting Ben Lecomte as he attempts a world record swim across the Pacific Ocean - "The Longest Swim". I still don't fully understand how I ended up with the amazing opportunity to be involved in this world first, it was probably just a case of dumb luck and being in the right place at the right time. Whatever it was, I know it wouldn't have happened if I didn't make the gamble 4 years ago on some random stupid idea of traveling the world. I guess the lesson is cool things don't happen unless you put yourself out there? Or even stupid ideas can lead to good things? ...This means I have to sail the Pacific Ocean 3 times to make it home without flying my track is getting pretty out of hand.