Hello, I'm Henry.  

Welcome aboard my blog's home. 

If you come along with me, you'll become acquainted with my motley mates and faithful crew:

Experiences, Sightings, Observations, Impressions, Ideas, Reflections, Remembrances, Insights and Commentary.

They, after all, have accompanied me for as long as I can recall. Their tenure has helped me turn my tiller, fill my sails, and transport me over seas to distant lands. Maybe if you take the time to get to know them, a few will do the same for you.

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Some Solo Circumnavigators

Some Solo Circumnavigators

Taking To Seas Alone

The loneliness you get by the sea is personal and alive. It doesn’t subdue you and make you feel abject. It’s stimulating loneliness.
— Anne Morrow Lindbergh

An inner voice calls forth the urge to challenge the oceans alone. Something sea speaks to the solo sailor. Something sail fills the heart of this solitary skipper. 

Joshua Slocum ~ the first man to sail single-handedly around the world. 

Joshua Slocum Society

Sir Francis Charles Chichester KBE (17 September 1901 – 26 August 1972), aviator and sailor, was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for becoming the first person to sail single-handed around the world by the clipper route, and the fastest circumnavigator, in nine months and one day overall in 1966–67.

The Dove ~ 1974 Based on Robin Graham's true story of sailing alone around the world at age 15. Joseph Bottoms and Deborah Raffin. Bottoms was nominated for a Golden Globe for Most Promising Newcomer.

DEEP WATER is the stunning true story of the first solo, non-stop, round-the-world boat race, and the psychological toll it took on its competitors. Sponsored by the Sunday Times of London, the much-ballyhooed event attracted a field of nine, including amateur sailor Donald Crowhurst, who set out to circumnavigate the globe in late 1968. Battling treacherous seas and his own demons, Crowhurst almost immediately falls apart as he faces the isolation of nine months on the high seas. Part adventure yarn and part metaphysical mystery, DEEP WATER is an unforgettable journey into one man's heart of darkness.

Donald Crowhurst





List of Singlehanded Sailing Circumnavigators from 1894-2009
List of ALL global circumnavigations - (separated by vehicle, century and listed in order from oldest to most recent).
Current news about circumnavigator soloists

Wake-Up Calling

Wake-Up Calling

Caught In the Knick of Time

Caught In the Knick of Time