[Excerpt from blog entry on Nov. 23, 2010 – Aboard IO, a two year Pacific crossing]
We have sailed IO from the Northern BC coast, down North America, across to the South Pacific and all the way to Australia.
I counted how many miles we have come. I counted how many days we traveled pushing our tiny vessel to the opposite side of our planet. I have written about how many perfect anchorages we found, how many countries we visited. I have photographed how many fish we caught, how many markets we shopped at, how many perfect white sand beaches we walked. I have remembered how many days we feared for our lives, how many waves tried to break IO and terrified our minds. I have experienced what it means to fulfill a dream, to think it into being, to plan, to build, to begin, to endure and enjoy and finally, now, to end.