Thursday, January 10, 2013


If you are new here, I will catch you up with what's going on in my life.  I was invited to go sailing with a friend I met at Waterford Harbor Marina, where I live. This is an opportunity of a life time. I've spent the last several days getting settled aboard s/v Kairos. My Jeep was sold, and I have my three boats for sale. The work on s/v Kairos is complete, and we will pull away from the dock Friday morning.

In the six years I've lived in this area, I've made many friends, and will miss them all. When possible, I will check my email, upload a post, and Skype with my family. Feel free to send emails or comment on my post.  I love to hear from you guys. This is not goodbye, it's an invitation to embark on this adventure with me through my blog. So, let me introduce the crew....

Captain Bill Carmichael

Forty five years ago I was a teenager, fresh off the farm, when my dad gave me a book called "The Royal Road to Romance" by Richard Halliburton. It was a witty and entertaining travel log of a young man who decided to make his way through Europe and ultimately India in a manner that was, for the time, highly unusual. It was the early 1950's and no one, in those days, backpacked. As for me, I had seen little beyond the cornfields of Indiana and Northern Ohio but through the words of the author I traveled and experienced the romance of the open road. It set a vision in me and now I am about to set sail to follow those dreams of traveling the open sea to far away places. Places that were once just names on a globe will become real. So I've literally been dreaming of this for forty years and anyone who knows me has heard me talk about doing this. I don't think anyone is surprised, except maybe me.


Mako Crosby worked as a production audio engineer in Hollywood for over six years before joining the crew of Kairos. His background in audio and filmmaking makes him a valiable asset as radio officer and documentarian for the voyage. Traversing the Sierra Nevadas and the mountain ranges and deserts surrounding Los Angeles has fueled his sense of adventure and exploration. Equipped with years of experience and HD video gear, Mako will be documenting the adventure.


It has come to our attention, that I don't look very pirate-like. Bill and Mako have it down. Do I need a tattoo? wear a do-rag? an eyepatch? Readers... what do you think?

Bookmark my blog, become a follower and we will take you along on our adventure.  Who knows what is waiting out there for us!

1 comment:

  1. Just wear a cutlass (or even a cheap machete) and a golf hoop earring. You'll fit right in.


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