Skaha Ha Ha
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Skaha Ha Ha

Skaha Ha Ha


One piece of gear that never got field tested was the sailing rig. Hubris aside, I fancied myself to be a quick study  in the sailing department.

Sometimes the best surprises are not surprises
at all. The sail, mast and lug worked exactly as planned. I blasted off 8km in less than an hour. In nautical parlance, that’s a speed made good of more than 6 knots. A full 1.4 knots more than my average while sailing solo, non-stop around the world.

I had grand plans of an even grander arrival amongst a gaggle of kite-surfers. Pride goeth before a great fall and I ended up on the wrong beach. Although my navigation was a bit of let down, the sailing was not.

Portage, paddle, sail, camp. Repeat as required.

If you very, very carefully, you will find Kai Nani in this photo. Very carefully indeed. Big lake. Small boat…