On a dhow and a prayer

"I haul back on the rope and the yard climbs up the mast in short, jerky snatches. The roughly stitched canvas sail billows out and the Karibo Vi silently and effortlessly begins her voyage. Roughly 1 500km of glittering ocean, palm-fronded beaches and treacherous coral reefs lie in wait. My equipment consists of a hand held compass, a map that stretches as far as Cabo Delgado, the sea sense of a local Swahili crewman and a huge amount of optimism and hope. I have not tried anything like this before."

 (Submitted by Noel Mon Aug 30, 2004 )


Subscribe to furledsails-announce
Get links to new shows in your email
Subscribe to furledsails
Talk to other sailors

Our content can be syndicated: Main page

Copyright Noel Davis. Noel also runs web sites about Unix and kayaking.
All trademarks are the property of their owners.
All articles are owned by their author