Weather Helmed

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

Weather Helmed

And that’s the way it is.

December 1st, 2010 · 3 Comments · Famous Firsts, First Mates, The End

We sailed over 13,000 miles.
We visited seven countries.
We dropped anchor off of more than 25 islands/atolls.

We crossed:

– the Tropic of Cancer

-the Tropic of Capricorn

– the International Date Line; and

– the Equator.

We sailed across the Pacific Ocean.

It was mind-messingly difficult at times and also utterly amazing.

It was stressful and a lot of work, but also breathtakingly peaceful and awe inspiring.

It was one of the most soul-searching years of my life.

I want to again say THANK YOU to all of you who stuck with me through the ups and downs, celebrated our successes and empathized with our struggles, and continued to offer support, encouragement and praise through to the end.  Thank you for joining us on this adventure.

It took us, to the day, exactly nine months to complete this journey.

And, now,

it is time to go home.

and start a new blog 🙂

(it’s coming soon!)


3 Comments so far ↓

  • Jana

    so freakin’ awesome!! i’m so proud of you, karen . . . you did it! 🙂 your stories have been incredible and the memories, i’m sure, will last a lifetime! it totally puts mine and amy’s road trip across the country to shame! lol. here’s to safe travels home and to an easy transition back into the life of a land lover! 😉 i’m wondering how difficult it will be for you to sleep in a bed that’s not shifting back and forth . . . maybe a water bed is in your future?! ha!

  • Matt Stevenson

    Awesome pictures! Have a safe trip back–nothing goes to windward like a 747. 🙂

  • Ashley

    So, so excited for you guys. I’ve really enjoyed reading about your ups and downs and your fantastic journey. If you guys ever head back to Denver (or even the Telluride area), I’d love to buy you a drink and say hello!! Strange to say that to a stranger, but I’ve been reading you since we both took the bar together for the first time in 2007! Wow – what a journey.

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