Unlocking Hidden Depths: My Tr [...]
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Owner: Pacific Solo

Unlocking Hidden Depths: My Transformative Journey to New Horizons


Location: Amami Ōshima
Latitude: 28.27000000
Longitude: 129.36000000
Published: 9 Sep 2023

As I return to my sailboat, named Wahine, a Gib Sea 402, moored in the middle of a deep inlet on the remote island of Amami, I can't help but feel a sense of trepidation. For the first time ever, I feared for her safety as Typhoon Kahnun lingered over the island. While I'm relieved to know that she survived and is still afloat, the true extent of the damage remains unknown. My mother's presence feels palpable as I prepare Wahine for the next leg of my adventure, and I can't help but wonder what she would say if she were here with me today.

Check out the new Channel: Cruising Japan in a Sailboat, as I will gradually post the coordinates and tips for the 60-plus ports I have moored so far. Nothing splashy, just bare information for those who are interested.@SailingJapaninaSailboat

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These videos are made possible by my Patrons: Trevor Webster, Steve Houck, Johny Gwin, Michael Coombs, Kats Honda, Michael Borgmann, Robin Mah, John King, J29BlackJack, Sumie and William Zies, David LaHeist, Claude Strobbe, Bruce McCaughan, Jeffrey Behr,

Thanks to all those making this voyage possible:
Keel Club Founding Members: Harry A. Hill / BetterU / Tokyo Supercars
And all my sponsors:
Premium Sponsors: UFC GYM Japan and GRHH
Tier One: Westlund Group, mackfilm LTD, Tokyo Super Cars, Foodsaver, SignTime & VERSA
Tier Two: Dormeo, Merlin Solar. Upternes
Tier 3: GDI Communications, Rob Claar, The Aussies
Tier 4: Mike Alfant, Jim Weisser, Doug Hymas, Ted Carlson, Steve Houck
and partial Sponsorship Satcom Global (Iridium 9575) and DICS (Liferaft)