Weather Helmed

an adventure in renewing the spirit and living the dream…on a sailboat

Weather Helmed

The end of the line.

November 11th, 2010 · 8 Comments · Australia, Cheers!!, Famous Firsts, First Mates, Our Route, Passages, The End


We’re here.

I can’t believe it.

The ultimate destination we talked about for so long.

We certainly took the long way around.

But, we made it.


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8 Comments so far ↓

  • MOM

    Wow!! You did it!! The 3 of you look so happy & relaxed in that photo over drinks. Your photos were awesome. Good job, first mate, good job!! You have an awesome Captain! Everyone I talked to/emailed prayed for good weather/favorable winds. I’m glad God heard our prayers & it made for a nice quick crossing. Talk to you soon! Love to you all, MOM

  • Matt Stevenson

    Congratulations to you, Matt and Jon! What a fantastic accomplishment. Thanks again for sharing your experiences (both the good AND the bad) with all of us armchair sailors. It’s been really fun to follow your voyage. Best of luck to you and Matt as you embark on your next adventure. 🙂

  • Ankitha

    Congratulations! I am so happy for you. I couldn’t help get teary over the last couple posts! Ah! Thank you so much for everything that you shared with us.

    Have a safe FLIGHT home! 🙂

  • Mark McCormick

    Glad to see you all arrived safely in Brisbane. I doff my cap to you (or I would if I actually wore hats). Nice job. So… can I buy your Valiant? Seriously, I am really impressed with your achievement.

  • Amanda Bowman

    Congratulations on your successful voyage! If you guys are back in the Bay Area before January we’d love to take you out for a drink 🙂
    Thanks again for the wonderful blog!

  • Mackenzie Thompson

    Congrats Karen!!! What an adventure you’ve been on. You are amazing!!!


  • Karen and Shawn Gardell

    Congratulations to all 3 of you! Thank you again for sharing all your adventures with us. Even though we have never met, we talk about the Syzygy crew every time we go to Hamilton’s in San Diego (thanks for the tip from your blog!). Cheers! Karen and Shawn (s/v Siesta)

  • Juanita and Jim on Arctic Tern

    Really enjoyed following your and Syzygy’s blog for the last several months. I don’t know how much I would have enjoyed cruising if we were on the same schedule you’ve been on. Our course might be taking it the other extreme though as we are only now getting ready to head to Mazatlan and we left the Bay area 15 months ago. Good luck with all your future plans. Maybe we’ll see you out there somewhere again someday.

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