An Atlantic Ocean Crossing
On the 22nd of November, my husband, daughter and three crew left Las Palmas, Gran Canaria (Islands of west coast of Africa), sailed 2800+ miles and ended our journey in the Caribbean on the island of St Lucia. We encountered high seas, calm seas, dolphins, fishing stories (mahimahi, tuna and more), laughs, tears, breakages (one stanchion, a sail, AIS and more), parties (a half way party and our make your own hat party), and loads of amazing sunsets and rises.
The Atlantic crossing experience was a monumental experience
I’m not sure what I loved best about the trip? The amazing crew, the peacefulness of the sea or the knowledge that I didn’t need to be anywhere, do anything or think about my past or future. I felt so present. My state of being was simple. Anyway, let me introduce to you the three videos I created to showcase the major points of our adventure. In part one, you’ll meet the crew, get a glimpse into the servicing we did before we left, the social aspect to joining the ARC for the crossing and our test sail. In part two and three I included videos about the fish we caught, the things we discussed, and I even recorded the state of the boat after several days at sea (we became a wee bit messy!)
Without any further adieu, here’s what an Atlantic ocean crossing is like on a 56′ Oyster
Aside from this video about an Atlantic Ocean crossing, I’ve written quite a bit about our experiences. For the lead up to us leaving Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, I wrote Preparing to sail across the Atlantic Ocean from Gran Canaria to Saint Lucia in addition to Crossing the Atlantic Ocean – Gran Canaria to St Lucia and then I wrote a 25 page account of our journey that you can read at: Sailing Across the Atlantic Ocean on a Sailboat.