Monthly Archives: October 2011

1300 miles west of Mexico

I’m at the same Latitude as the BVIs. What I would give to be on Jost Van Dyke, posted up in front of the Soggy Dollar with an ice cold painkiller in my hand. I might as well be on … Continue reading

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South…..ish

On a totally random note today (Oct 17th) is the day that Cornwallis surrendered at Yorktown, solidifying America’s independence from Britain. It is also the day that I finally have emptied my fuel bladder, now I can roll it up … Continue reading

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10,533 miles

So as you can see I’m over the 10k mark. I’m also south of Annapolis and the starting line at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. Over the last few days I’ve had the most drastic weather change of the … Continue reading

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Position Update

Position 40 00n 135 00w The Q&A part of this web site will be on hold for awhile. I need to save my minutes. FORTITUDINE VINCIMUS Matt

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My thoughts on resupply…

I appreciate and understand everyones concerns. I can not stop again for another resupply, unless something absolutely catastrophic happens. I need this time alone to think about the man I was, the man I am, and man I need to … Continue reading

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The Briefest of Updates

I’m trying to fix the problem with the iTrac tracking device. I emailed predictwind, I should know something in the next 24 hours. My current position is 44 04.559n 137 56.657w. Matt

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Through the Gulf of Alaska

So, Victor tells me I’m the only person who would dare cross the Gulf of Alaska this time of year. I tell him, I can’t help it, by its very nature this trip forces me offshore. If I can’t cross … Continue reading

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Q &A #7: My Plan for the Pacific

I haven’t been asked this directly yet but I figure I will sooner or later so, I’ll explain my “Plan for the Pacific” in better detail.  When I was in Annapolis planning my route for the trip I tried to … Continue reading

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Q & A

QUESTION Glad to hear you are a fan. I grew up in Fairview Park but now live near Port Clinton (Put-In-Bay). It’s astounding to me, and more than a little disheartening, that many of the locals here are rabid steelers … Continue reading

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NPR Story

NPR has run a story about the trip you can accesses it at http://www.npr.org/2011/10/01/140974717/sailor-charts-solo-trip-into-the-record-books The report says I was on anchor…… It was a mistake, I was hove-to a parachute sea anchor, I was not attached to the ground in … Continue reading

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