About two-and-a-half years ago I was talking to this guy I’d met about a dream of his. He wanted to sail a yacht back from the USA to Hobart, and he filled my head with stories of other people who had made similar trips and the amazing things they’d seen and done. As fantastic as it sounded, I couldn’t help thinking that it was just a pipe dream and to be honest the phrase “blinding me with fake science” kept coming in to my head – was he regaling me with these stories and promises of a lifetime of adventure simply to keep me interested, in much the same way that advertisers draw us in with their promises?! Well, fast forward to now, and in just over 3 days, on Feb 1st 2010, we will be flying to Los Angeles to start the trip of a lifetime - the realisation of a dream! Turns out it wasn’t so much a pipe dream as something that Stu always knew he would do, (and if you know the Watson’s you really wouldn’t be surprised!!) and I’m lucky enough to be the person with whom he will be sharing this awesome experience. Me, and some great friends who have signed on for all the fun and frustration, laughter and lunacy, boredom and bravery that any great journey brings.
Welcome to our adventure – we hope you enjoy it as much as we intend to!