One of the greatest stories never told. A shoe in to win the the Vendee Globe. Takes a slingshot and shoots a message to a merchant vessel mid atlantic; "abandoning race, heading to Tahiti to save my soul". Those were the days. No GPS, shooting the sun by day and the stars by night. Hero I've been reading ride reports here since 2002. Most are painful to me for some reason. Yours has been a pleasure. Godspeed from a fellow solo traveler. I've traveled all of N & S America solo over 70,000 miles. I relish the solitude. I would write a ride report but it'd be one of the painful ones.