Silver lining day

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Postponing the departure was a tough thing to do but the only thing to do. As the video above shows, it turned out to be a wonderful day because we called off the launch and allowed Gulliver and I to share our adventure with the lovely people who had come to wish us well.

As with any setback, it is all about reframing and finding the positives. Sunday was a huge barrel of smiles and the happiest of days, if not a little draining emotionally. Thanks to the wonderful Choshi Marina staff, we tied Gulliver down in readiness for the gales and I headed off with friends for some rest and a little bit of gin.

The weather is currently looking good for Friday/Saturday with the first westerly winds that weather router Lee has seen in weeks. These are exciting times.

All best,

Sarah and Gulliver x


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15 Responses to Silver lining day

  1. Christine & Kathleen says:

    Hello Sarah

    Your chat was so emotional, it was really great to see you with all the special folks that came to see you of, especially the children having a go in Gulliver. I am sure that you will find pleanty to do before the big dpearture, brings us back to when you left Tower bridge, just wish we were there to share it with you.

    Take great care and all good wishes for that perfect start.

    C & K

  2. Dennis Davidson says:

    Sarah, we are rooting for you from the States! Hang in there, your time is coming.

    Dennis & Brenda Davidson

  3. john Globemasterone says:

    Hi Sarah and Team,
    What a beautiful video capturing the emotion of that day. I think you have a lot of followers around the world wiping away a tear or two. Good stuff. And good call Lee. By the way … the “WELCOME MAT” …is out for you and Gulliver and Alberto in Canada. Standing by ๐Ÿ™‚
    Lake Ontario

  4. Aldx Korol says:

    All you done at the moment are Great! Dont try be stronger as Ocean, but try be his friend:) i belive in you! It wud b lovely u share ur location, lat n lon, just some digits.

  5. Helen Outen says:

    What a lovely little video.So good to see the “little people” having a go on Gulliver……….if only the ocean was going to be so calm as the marina!!!……..but HEY, I’ve ordered “fair winds and fair weather” for you………..Hugs,
    Mum xxx

  6. John Globemasterone says:

    Hey Everyone,
    Here is a live streaming webcam in Choshi, Japan near Sarah and Gulliver’s location. You can operate it “live” by FIRST clicking on the moving camera icon in the bottom right corner….then move the slider bars…bottom l to r….side up and down …bar on right to zoom in and out. This will at least show you the weather/ocean conditions during the daylight hours. Have fun.
    Lake Ontario

  7. Justine says:

    Great Video Oouts… (or is that Ouuts? Oots? Ooooooots?)
    Enjoy a few more hours without blisters on your bottom!
    We’re all sending positive vibes your way.


  8. Terry says:

    Love the video! I bet the kids had a blast with you and Gulliver that day. It was very sensible not to launch out to bad weather when you saw it coming. Must have been hard to hold back the launch, especially with the anticipation and the expectations of others.

    Hope to meet you when you arrive on Vancouver Island. ๐Ÿ˜€ Sending positive vibes +1.

  9. Gutting; frustrating; but a sensible decision. When the time’s right the time will be right. Best to keep the travel Gods on your side Sarah. Love the video (can I have a go too?!) Best. James

  10. Kai Ma says:

    Julia and I having a ball in USA but you very much in our thoughts, Julia having visited you last week and all fingers, toes and everything else crossed for fair winds ASAP. Xx Kai Ma

  11. JETWAKE says:

    Wonderful teacher you are Sarah. Love seeing all the young people you are helping on your magnificent journey. I will buy the book that you write.
    Row like an Olympic champion and get clear of the mainland!

    Godspeed Sarah!

  12. Sarah says:

    Folks, we are going nowhere yet. The weather is still crazy and changeable. Tuesday perhaps….

    All best,

    • Terry says:

      Hey Sarah,

      That’s ok. Long journey ahead. Make the most of your time on land for you’ll be out there at sea for months. Have some soba & sushi (I’m dying for some right now). Soak in the Japanese culture and hospitality. I’m sure you’re doing all that already. Just rest your body & mind for now.

      I look forward to your successful and safe launch out to the Pacific.

      All the best,


  13. BPC says:

    Loved the emotional video Sarah. I can only begin to imagine how frustrating it must be for you. I know you will be wanting to get out there. Thinking of you, xx

  14. peter booth says:

    Always thinking of you Sarah. Do not take any risks at this stage. Loved the Video. Hope you make the next weather slot. As always.God Bless. Peter Nottingham.

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