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The Universe Conspires

The Universe Conspires

It is a happy day for me. Today, February 11, 2020 I was presented with two enormously good pieces of news. Two things that are entirely independent of each other and one of ...
A unique Shore Support possibility

A unique Shore Support possibility

As you might have gathered from the earlier posts, I have been looking for a way to manage a Shore Support Team. Essentially to hire a vehicle with a driver. All our non ...
Murphy Strikes

Murphy Strikes

Though it is unknown whether Murphy was the one who actually coined the law that goes by his name, but it essentially states that, “Anything that can go wrong will go.” ...
The joys of small steps

The joys of small steps

It has been famously said, “a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”. It is so true. In fact on an expedition like A Slow Boat Around Sri Lanka, I look at it ...
The Packing Kit

The Packing Kit

I have learnt to pack light. It was not always so. In fact, on the Ganges I had to offload a whole lot of gear progressively. By the time I reached the end of the journey ...
Hunger is awesome

Hunger is awesome

When people hear about the Sri Lanka circumnavigation expedition, almost always they ask me questions related directly to the effort itself. “How tough is it going to be?” ...
The Beaufort Scale

The Beaufort Scale

In the previous post I had briefly alluded to the Beaufort Scale. Let us look at what it is in just a little more detail. The Beaufort scale was devised in 1805 by the ...
Four invaluable gizmos

Four invaluable gizmos

There is literally no end to the kinds and types of gear and equipment that can be added to the kit list, particularly for an expedition such as this. If I had a larger boat ...
Sri Lanka is NOT the Ganges

Sri Lanka is NOT the Ganges

This is a fact. The paddle around Sri Lanka is unlikely to be anything like the one I experienced while canoeing the Ganges a little over a year ago. For one, the Ganges is ...
Leaving shore behind

Leaving shore behind

The author André Gide once said, “You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.” This statement has taken on a very real meaning for ...

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