Thursday, February 21, 2008

Soanya's Done

Speaking of people who have the guts to try to make a dream into something real -

Soanya's headed home.

My hat's still off to her. To me, she was the most interesting factor in the 1000 Days trip. Reid's done plenty of sailing. Might not do it exactly by the book, but he knows himself, he knows his boat, and he's been working on this dream for 20 years.

But Soanya? I half expected her to find that the reality of bluewater sailing didn't match up to the romantic vision that we shorebirds tend to have. But somehow, every time they'd have a post, there she'd be finding something wonderful - unless she was feeling seasick, which she did pretty much every time the boat got to rolling. No fun.

In the end, that's what finally made her (and Reid) decide that she should return to land. It was apparent in her posts that that was getting to be a problem. Being constantly nauseous - that's just tough to argue with. Too bad, but Soanya, congratulations for trying, and for sticking it out as long as you did. What a story to be able to tell.

Reid's going on on his own - not going to be easy, but at this point, he's not ready to throw in the towel.

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