Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Evanston: too easy; heat wave
Three readers sent me links to an article in OUTSIDE made reference to at Sailing Anarchy about a 71 year old retired psychiatrist who went missing while trying to sail alone across the Pacific Ocean after sending several bizarre messages. I strongly disagree with Sailing Anarchy’s assertion that it is a great article.
I only skimmed the piece. My reaction: Maybe I am making this look too easy.
Not everyone should go to sea alone. This man obviously should not have. His death is not a tragedy. I don’t even think it is of interest except to his family.
From what I read I do wonder why he ever thought he wanted to sail an ocean alone. Like many others, his mind never really left the land.
Yesterday morning when I woke up at 6:30 the temperature was 20ºF/-6.6C with a ‘feels like’ of 8º/-13.3C. Today when I woke up at the same time, the temperature was again 20ºF, but the ‘feels like’ was 13ºF/-10.5C.