Thursday, March 3, 2011

The closing post for S/V Alexandra

I've been back in Charleston for a couple weeks now. The boat sold while I was in Florida and I helped the new owner sail her up to Jacksonville, FL before I caught a ride home. I won't be here for long. I'll be leaving for Japan in early April, though the job-hunt is still ongoing. My aim is to secure a job and be there for 1 to ? years. Usually things have a way of coming together for me, so I'm sure something will work out.

That's it for this blog, though. It was a wonderful adventure and I am so happy I could make this happen for a year. Will I do a Japan blog? Probably not. I follow a lot of those guys, and there are sooo many! Great content and well edited movies. I'm sure I will make a couple movies and I'll post them on my facebook, but that will be the extent of it.

Japanese language study is going really well, 10 months of study so far. I've began learning the kanji characters as well and for this month prior to moving I have promised myself to only watch and listen to Japanese media (except for "The Office" and "Archer"). Last night I watched "Back to the Future" in Japanese, for example. Anyway, I hope to be conversationally confident ASAP and reading japanese texts by next winter.

Thanks for following my travels. Take care!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Back in the US of A, Baby!

see how tattered my
ensign (American flag) is? It's been a hell of a rough sail from Grenada! I made it to Miami this morning after staying up all night for the sail across the gulf. It was pretty dull, not much wind, cold, and I had to fight the gulf current, which really wanted to shoot me north. Video coming soon! Merry Christmas today!!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Eve on Cat Island

Here's a video from earlier in the month. I'm on Cat Island waiting for weather. As soon as I arrived here I was taken in by a very nice Columbian family from Miami, the father of which met me on the fuel dock when I arrived and immediately invited me over to the house for the next couple meals. It's very nice to have some company while I wait for weather, and the everyone in the family has been super nice.