CAPTAIN ARDELL LIEN - DOING IMPOSSIBLE THINGS
Captain Ardell Lien is one of my heroes.
At age 71, he completed a singlehanded circumnavigation in a Nor'sea 27 foot sailboat after undergoing a double organ transplant.
He had a combined kidney and heart transplant, and after he recovered, he set sail on his Nor’sea 27 to do a circumnavigation.
He stopped in 19 ports on his voyage around the world picking up his medications and anti-rejection drugs along the way.
Sailing around the world on a 27 foot sailboat is a big deal.
Sailing around the world singlehanded is a big deal.
Sailing around the world when you are 71 years old is a big deal.
Sailing around the world after a heart and kidney transplant is a big deal.
People like Ardell Lien do impossible things all the time, and they inspire me to keep on keeping on.
You gotta keep going until you are all used up.
Awesome music video that captures the essence of what it's like to sail offshore in a catamaran around the world when conditions are less than perfect. David Abbott from Too Many Drummers sings the vocals, and he also edited the footage from our Red Sea adventures. This is the theme song from the Red Sea Chronicles.
Sailing up the Red Sea is not for the faint of heart. From the Bab al Mandeb to the Suez Canal, adventures and adversity are in abundance. If you take things too seriously, you just might get the Red Sea Blues.
If you like drum beats, and you like adventure, then have a listen to the Red Sea Chronicles Trailer.
Flying fish assault Exit Only in the middle of the night as we sail through the Arabian Gulf from the Maldives to Oman. And so begins our Red Sea adventures.
Sailing through Pirate Alley between Yemen and Somalia involves calculated risk. It may not be Russian Roulette, but it is a bit of a worry. Follow Team Maxing Out as they navigate through Pirate Alley.
Stopping in Yemen was just what the doctor ordered. We refueled, repaired our alternator, and we made friends with our gracious Yemeni hosts. We also went to Baskins Robbins as a reward for surviving Pirate Alley.
After you survive Pirate Alley, you must sail through the Gate of Sorrows (Bab Al Mandab) at the southern entrance to the Red Sea. The Gate of Sorrows lived up to its name with fifty knots of wind and a sandstorm that pummeled Exit Only for two days. Life is good.
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