STRANDED ON A WHAT?! (Part Two)
How did he get there? What happened while he was there? How long was he there? How did he get back?
This Caper tells the survival story of Captain Guy Asbury, perhaps the only mariner to spend days and nights precariously perched on a dead whale.
He was surrounded by screaming seagulls (“flying rats”), crabs (which he ate as they tried to eat him), sharks (taking giant mouthfuls of blubber) and a choking stench, all in thick fog.
Can anyone find the likes of this in the entire marine literature? If so, please let us know.
STRANDED ON A WHAT?!
Cruising for the first time without our two sons as crew, Jo Anna and I head north from Virginia to Nova Scotia. After dealing with fog for four days, we discover a netherworld of outlandish people and animals all living in a shack and a castle, where it seems a spell is cast.
Realizing that the cruising experience doesn't get any more fulfilling than this, we stay for a month, visiting nowhere else in Nova Scotia.
This is Part One of a two-part Caper, the preamble to Part Two, a bizarre survival thriller.
News on New Wing Rig from Randy Smyth
In this special edition capercast, Jim Brown shares news about the development of a new type of Wing Rig developed by Olympian sailor Randy Smyth.
Jim learned about this firsthand from Randy after Randy won the Class 5 category of the 2017 Everglades Challenge Race in Florida.
Lots of fun in this one, as Jim shares details via his cell phone. (Because of this unique recording situation, the audio quality of this capercast is not as clear as when Jim produces them in his office-studio. But as usual, his great storytelling voice and excitement make this special edition a worthwhile listen.
Here begins what we hope will be an occasional, continuing series on how the ordinary mortal can go cruising on a budget in today's world. This edition considers the mindset, initial planning and suggests a boat type, designed expressly for owner-building. Listeners with opinions on this subject are invited to participate by sending a contact email to outrig.org AT gmail.com