Originally Posted by Omatako
Another point, despite the image showing ships in every square inch of the worlds oceans (posted earlier) I sailed with my family from the USA to New Zealand keeping a full-time watch and in 24 days of sailing from San Diego to the Marquesas we saw just one ship and no yachts. And without any communication, the ship diverted his course to go around us.
I would sail that voyage single handed without hesitation.
I think you are right. When flying across the Pacific in many directions I often like to look out the window and look at the sea below. Although I am at 35-40,000 feet I can pick up large ships, or even large motor and sailing yachts and I rarely see any. When you fly 10 hours at 500 mph and only see blue you realize how big the ocean is.