Sailing – Shades Of Grey

Glenn Wakefield is circumnavigating the world. He left BC ten weeks ago and is currently just off of New Zealand.

Day 70 Shades of grey 10/11/13

Position: 46.26 S, 162.54 E @ 11:00 UTC
The best way to describe this day is many shades of grey, even the birds are grey today.
I, however, am very well indeed. I have a mug of hot chocolate in my left hand that’s keeping me warm inside and out. I’m resting today to give my arm a break. It’s greatly improved today after a good solid 6 hours sleep last night (and some expert, long distance advice from his shore crew here in Victoria). I had a nap this morning and am feeling pretty good. I’ll rest again this afternoon.
I’ve started a Ken Follett novel Code to Zero and looking forward to escaping into the story and characters for the next few days.  
Course 317 t Speed 6.2 knots Wind SW 10-15 knots Swell S 3.5 m Waves SW 1 metre Cloud100% Temp 11 C Baro 1028 Miles in last 24 hrs 115 nm

Glen-Wakefield-420x412As Glenn sails solo around the world, thousands of people will log on to the site daily to check his progress and read about his experience. Like his previous circumnavigation attempt in 2007-2008, kimchowaroundtheworld, many will reach out with questions and comments. And, like last time, Glenn will provide answers and comments as time permits.

To follow his progress on this trip simply visit his website.

From those ‘conversations’, we found out they came from countries around the world and from all walks of life. They’re all ages, married, single, retired, working, men and women, students, and some with children. Many have a keen interest in sailing and boating and extreme adventures of one type or another. And many, are ‘armchair adventurers’ as they describe it, who vicariously enjoyed the adventure from the comfort of their own home.

What they all had in common was a keen interest in this adventure, Glenn’s commitment to fulfill his life’s dream, and his daily experience as he battled to complete his goal.

In 2007-2008, the kimchowaroundtheworld blog saw more than 50,000 visitors from 109 countries on the site. The majority of them visited daily. In addition, we received thousands of messages of support and well wishes.

In 2013, we expect the same if not more people logging on to follow Glenn’s progress and witness his experience as it unfolds.

To follow his progress simply visit his website.

To find out about opportunities for your organization to have a presence on the site by sponsoring Glenn on his circumnavigation, please contact MaryLou at

We’ll be checking in every now and then as Glen makes his way around the world.

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