Perhaps you can forgive me for stating that when I look at the photo I am decades later impressed by my audacity. That little boat against the oceans--and I knew them--the truest leap into the unknown.
Within walking distance of where I am sitting is the boat that has been claimed to have made an open boat circumnavigation. I have seen her before. She is decked as far aft as GANNET. I may walk down and take a photo.