The Time Has Come

After 35 years of dreaming, after many years of looking for the right boat, after a year of planning, preparations and upgrades, the time has come. On May the 3rd 2015 in the morning at 06:00 I will follow the “call of the running tide” and set sail. I will leave the Oosterschelde and sail into the North Sea to Belgium and across the English south coast, I will cross the English Channel to France, then cross the Bay of Biscay, I will round Cap Finistère and sail along the Portuguese coast all the way south to Spain and Gibraltar and into the Mediterranean. I will sail to the Baleares, to Sardinia and Sicily, I will drop anchor at Odysseus home island Ithaca and finally round Cap Sounion with its ancient temple of Poseidon and head north to Oropos where I will drop the anchor in the bay where I learned to sail when I was a child.

9 Replies to “The Time Has Come”

  1. Good morning captain Evan!

    Suli and me wish you a pleasant journey, fantastic experiences with Matilda and every day the wind you need, sunshine and lovely waves. We will enjoy very much to be on board wirth you in a few weeks! Now your dream has come true. Ahoi and always good luck from Suli and Klaus!

  2. I wish you all the happiness in the world. take care of yourself and keep smiling.
    YOUR dream has come true, enjoy every minute of it.
    Sending a big hug
    A.

    1. Many Thanks A! I will do my best although it still feels like a weeks trip with friends :-) It probably took too long to realize. From time to time I am thinking “…hey it is happening!” and it feels great! Keep in touch, big hug, Z.

  3. Hallo Evan und Meister,
    auf deinem Abenteuer wünschen wir dir allzeit gutes Wetter und die nötige Ruhe.
    Lerne nette Leute kennen. Und vor allem, komme gesund und munter ans Ziel.
    Viel Spaß wünschen dir deine Freunde und Familie aus Straelen.
    Tanja & Emma Grace & Sam (Geselle)

    1. Hi Geselle, Tanja und Emma, Einen großen Dank für Eure Hilfe! It’s such a good feeling to know you have real friends you can trust on!

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