Chasing the Albatross

My adventure in search of a bird by David Lawson



0 Update 2 Friday 12th January

  • by David Lawson
  • 12-01-2018


So real champagne sailing weather today. Fingers crossed for more wind !!!
It’s just after midday and today the sea is a beautiful mid-blue. There is a little swell and every now and again there is a silvery glint to the backs of the small waves as they rise to catch the sunshine. The sky is light blue and on the horizon all around me there are a few white and occasionally light grey fluffy clouds dotted around. The sun is directly above us and it is generating a beautiful amount of enjoyable heat. The heat is tempered by the breeze we now have as the boat glides beautifully through the ocean.
The water we push aside on our bow sounds like small waves breaking on the sea shore.

I have an unbroken 360 degree view and there is nothing but the open ocean to see. It all creates a feeling of calmness and a remoteness from the day to day bustle of normal life.

It really is a privilege to experience the beauty and simplicity of the natural world around me.  The simple beauty of it all is intoxicating and I know how much I am going to miss this unique viewpoint but for now I am just enjoying being in the moment