The Boeing 747 landed in the predawn darkness, after a late evening takeoff from Los Angeles International two days before. With the combination of crossing the international date line, a night landing toward the extreme southern end of the globe, and the fact that it was the first day of winter in June — I was definitely in touch with being somewhere different.
Independent testing of the Vulcan anchor
I assured Steve Dashew, American yacht designer, author and long time ocean cruiser, that I would be fine. He double-checked. I’ll be fine, I told him. Fine. I was telling myself that this was a fantastic opportunity: to accompany Steve and Linda Dashew on a rough-water sea trial of their first motoryahct, the 83ft Wind Horse.