Upon my return from a solo sailing adventure of almost two thousand miles across open ocean, I felt compelled to share the story of self transformation. I single-handed a small sailboat from Wilmington, North Carolina to the tiny island of Bermuda and back. My book, “Path of Three Hundred” is the story told in the third person.
I felt compelled to write the book because of the transformation of self while being at sea through the physical challenges I faced while alone. There is no place to “pull over” out there. There is no one to take the helm so that I could rest when tired or hungry while the sea seemingly rages before me. As in all of our lives, we face challenges which will create fear from time to time. I firmly believe when we face those challenges with peace in our hearts, we can overcome anything.
I now live in the small town of Ukiah, California with my Shetland Sheepdog, Lucky. Lucky by the way, waited patiently for me while at sea...the reunion was spectacular.
I graduated with honors from Carnegie Mellon University with a Bachelor of Architecture and worked as an Architect for over 20 years ending in 2003 when I was fired from my last job as an Architect. That was my own doing as I was quite a different human back then...the sea transformed my way of being.
A documentary feature film, “Changing Course” aka: “Path of Three Hundred”, is in progress from the high definition footage I shot while at sea.