208 days at sea, only 792 more to go!

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On November 8th Reid Stowe and Soanya Ahmad reported on their 200th consecutive at sea on the schooner Anne. I originally posted about this expedition here.

According to the 1000 Day at Sea blog, they are claiming that they have surpassed these previous at sea duration records:

  1. Longest man and woman non-stop sea voyage.
  2. Longest time for a female out at sea non-stop.
  3. Longest time out of sight of land.
  4. Longest space analogous expedition on earth.

Regardless of the records, 200 days at sea is a pretty significant accomplishment. Here’s a link to their post marking this milestone.

While they started this journey with a reported bang, every day does not hold adventure or excitement as demonstrated in this post where Soanya talks about how to pack for 1000 days and how to avoid moldy cloths at sea.

In the end, sometime it can be fascinating so I check in periodically to see how these modern day “adventurers” are “surviving” on the high seas. 1/5th of the way through the voyage, I look forward to what the final 792 days hold.

For a different perspective on the 1000 Days at Sea, check out 1000 Days of Hell which is part parody, part expose. (Warning: 1000 Days of Hell is R rated – not family or work friendly) Not sure what to make of it but it’s entertaining.

It’s what makes the Internet interesting!

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Peter A. Mello

Father, son. Lifelong mariner, student of leadership, photographer. Professional creative placemaker.

3 thoughts on “208 days at sea, only 792 more to go!”

  1. Hi Peter,

    Thanks for the balanced view here. I have frankly put off and mystified by the hatred and scorn that these two have suffered, vented in places like Lattitude 38 and Sailing Anarchy. It reminds me of all the negativity that the Bumfuzzle crew had to put up with.

    OK, they are flakes. So what? Better to be a floating fruitcake than a shore-bound, frustrated wannabe. I think it’s just sour grapes.


    Never Sea Land

  2. I too have followed the 1000 days at Sea, and of late have found it to be quite boring. Thanks for the link to the parody site though–far more entertaining!

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