24 HOURS AT SEA (the allure of sailing)
Today we’re setting sail on the open ocean for what feels like our maiden voyage all over again.
It was August 2019 when we sailed into the harbor here in Vava’u, Tonga. A LOT has happened since then, including surviving a couple of cyclone seasons, a pandemic, a 7-month quarantine layover in Fiji, and a remote island boat refit.
It’s been a long time since we’ve lost sight of land and experienced the raw power of the sea. Out here, the ocean controls everything and we’re just along for the ride. Which to me is the allure of sailing. It’s a rare state of mind and body where we’re reminded of what it is to be human, vulnerable, to endure, survive, and thrive.
24 hours at sea is but a drop of water in the bucket for a voyaging seafarer. But for these dehydrated sailors, it feels like a tall glass of water.
Beautiful Moments Are Best Shared
You’ll see a familiar face on this voyage. Our friend Cyril from the boatyard joins us for his very first passage! He has worked on boats for over a decade, has purchased and is refitting a boat, and yet he has never experienced a proper sail! It made what was already a special occasion a little sweeter.
Spoiler alert, we tested out a new segment idea this week called SEASPEAK. Let us know in the comments if you would be interested in seeing us integrate more of those to help explain the nautical things we sailors say.
🎥 CAMERA GEAR USED TO FILM THIS VIDEO
- 83% off and 3 extra months for free: https://surfshark.deals/wynns
🎶 MUSIC IN THIS VIDEO:
- Source: http://bit.ly/FilterTheWynns
- Artists – Stuart Moore, Mark Dee, Stan Forebee
🙏 THANK YOU!
Ups, downs and all arounds, we share it all. We’re able to do so because people like you show up each week, read, watch, comment, share, shop our gear store, and toss a tip in our production jar. If you like what you see, there are lots of ways you can show your support.