I'm coming up on my three year anniversary for steady contributions to this blog. In fact, as of today, this blog is 1,012 days old. That, of course, got me thinking about the 1000 Days At Sea Mars-Analogous Odyssey. Those guys have slightly over two years left until they're done with their voyage. Their voyage to be 1000 days at sea without seeing land.
Now, I'm begrudgingly respectful that they've done this. Being at sea is not easy. Being at sea forever must be ridiculously hard. Hell, what are they doing for coffee?
But, and I mean this, think about how much you miss during 1000 days. When this blog started over 1000 days ago, this guy did not exist.
Now, he's winching with his eyes closed.
I'm pretty sure that Reid is more famous than I am. His blog must get more hits. He has more enemies on Sailing Anarchy than I do. And he has a ton more sea-miles. But he's going to miss 1000 days of his life. He's already done multiple multi-hundred day voyages. The only thing this one adds to those accomplishments is notoriety. For me at least, that notoriety isn't worth 1000 days of life.