Darlene and I returned to Portugal for a very close friend's, Tomane's, 70th birthday party and to see what changes have taken place in Lisbon since our last visit last year for Darlene's birthday.
I am a solo racing yachtsman - however, in order to execute a campaign to race alone around the world requires huge efforts from a very diverse team.
We have traveled around India and met incredible people, saw amazing sights and had life changing experiences. Our journey to India was in the beginning stressful with obtaining the visas, closing up our home in South Carolina and preparing for travel to three countries with many different climates. India is vast and overwhelming. We were not sure where we were heading to after Calcutta. Days of research finally narrowed it down to an Aravaydic resort in the Kerala region of India. More research and we have an idea of which one offering what types of healing.
As Ambassador to South Africa for Global Wind Day on June 15, returning home was an opportunity to create a new series. "It Was" are a series of self videos and interviews returning to places, people and times of my past. Many of these videos reflect parts of "Journey of a Hope Merchant" bring my story alive visually. There are visits to my childhood home, the harbors where my nautical life began, and the schools I attended. I hope you enjoy your walk down my memory lane. Here we will post over twenty videos below.
What our life in the Dominican Republic is like.
August 22, 2012
From time to time we stumble across somethings interesting. This is a TED Talk we really like...
This is an 8 minute experience of going up the Orinoco River Delta in Venezuela. We hear stories of how dangerous Venezuela is. Our experiences were completely the opposite. This has been one of the best adventures of our entire 5 years sailing the Caribbean...