700 miles in – An Atlantic Crossing – Say Yes More
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Larissa Clark, co-founder and director of Another World Adventures joined a 100 year old tall ship during a career break as guest crew to sail across the Atlantic Ocean to Brazil.
With little sailing experience to speak of it was a defining trip in her life where she met Tori Howse, co-founder and director of Another World Adventures. From cabin mates to business partners the voyage was the catalyst for setting up their adventure travel business. Ever since they have been on a mission to enrich lives through travel experiences and help make the world feel big again helping people find extraordinary journeys to undertake. Here’s a snippet from her journal 700 miles into the month long voyage.
Day 6: 14th October – 700 miles sailed from Las Palmas towards Brazil
While stuffing my face with a mouth full of sweet apple pie yesterday evening I spotted the ship’s answer to Irish dancing star Keira Sexton sat poised looking thoughtfully into the distance and tapping her toe to her Apple i-pod, probably reflecting on life, possibly wondering, like me, how on earth it is possible for fish to fly.
It made me thing that it would be nice to share a couple words of Apple founder Steve Jobs, an innovator, technology adventurer and creator of at least one great gadget stowed away in every cabin on board, who died earlier this week.
In a speech to the graduates of Stanford University, Steve Jobs advised them to “live each day as if it were your last, as someday you’ll most certainly be right. Every day I look in the mirror and ask myself, if today were my last day on earth, would I want to do what I am about to do today?”.
And at 3.45am as the lamp by my bed switched on for the 4am watch, were it not to have woken Lindsay and the other two thirds of our motley training crew, I would have shouted at the top of my lungs “YES! This is what I would want to do” because another glorious day on the beautiful ship was waiting for me on the deck.
YES! To more sizzling sunshine and deep blue sea.
YES! To outrageously delicious food – steak and wine, biscuits, tea and cakes. Pina Coladas.
YES! To exciting discussions and planning adventures in South America
YES! To dolphins, whales and Penelope the pigeon, our voyage stowaway
YES! To thinking up new excuses for why I am so bad at the helm
YES! To thinking up more excuses for why I’ve spent the past few days thinking the flying fish were birds
YES! To beating the fear of heights and conquering the ‘yellow monster’ platform
YES! To handstands during gymnastic classes on the main deck while our ship and home at sea rocks and rolls
YES! To the waves lapping the port hole of the en-suite showers that are better than home
YES! To absorbing as much information as possible from the fantastically talented, dedicated and charming professional crew
YES! To new friends, birthdays and Canadian ‘Thanks Giving’ all in our first week
YES! To the experience of a life time
Yes to all of this and more.
Many, many, more happy sailing days.
If you’d like to think YES! every time you wake up then perhaps a sailing trip is for you. Experience on most of the voyages featured on Another World Adventures isn’t always necessary but passion for adventure is a must.
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