are no lights tonight; no stars, no ships, not even the
glow from a reading lamp illuminates the companionway. Somehow,
the crew is finding sleep tonight despite being tossed in
their bunks. It has been, after all, a tough week..."
If you happened to pick up a copy of the July
2011 issue of Cruising
World magazine, you might have noticed some familiar
images gracing the Contents page as well as in an article
entitled "Around the World by Thumb".
The article aimed to bring you a bit closer
to the experience of being behind the helm, on a dark, cold
night in the middle of a formidable ocean, while looking
back on the events in life which brought you to this strange
and primordial place - and by that, I mean both the world
around you and the one inside your head. The article is
indeed a true story.
"Around the World by Thumb" won
second place in the category of "Boating Lifestyles"
during the annual BWI (Boating
Writers International) awards, which reward excellence
in marine journalism.
To download a PDF of the entire article
(suitable for reading), click here.
You can also read the article on Cruising