Re: Circumnavigators vs Mt Everest climbers
I can't speak for others. I found riding a motorcycle across the country is more dangerous than sailing around the world. Apparently, my wife feels the same. She would rather see me sailing solo around the world than having me ride the bike from Ocean City MD to Fisherman Wharf in SFO via Highway 50, even though it is far cheaper and taking less time.
Sailing is far safer than years before if you pay attention.
I read, think, and act independently; I don't come here to win a popular contest, nor I am here for free sex. I come here to learn, be challenged and be inspired in the art of safe off-shore passage. I am NOT afraid of dying in the sea, but I am afraid of dying in a nursing home and burdening those who I love.
I am old school; doing the right even when no one is watching is important to me.