THINGS I DON'T MISS AT SEA
When I turn on my high frequency radio, I have a hard time hearing what people say because of all the static. There are lots of crackling and fuzzy sounds on the radio.
That’s kind of the way things are when I am on shore. There’s lots of static, and I am getting lots of mixed messages, and things are not very clear.
You don’t realize how much static there is until you go sailing offshore for three or four weeks, and you are out of touch with television, radio, and the internet. The static disappears from your life.
Your day begins with a sunrise and ends with sunset, and there is no static in between.
Everything is crystal clear as you deal with real problems that confront you on an ocean voyage. You have to keep the sails, rigging, and all systems up and running on your small ship if you want to have a successful voyage. Safety at sea is of paramount importance, and everything on shore quickly fades into insignificance.
A pandemic is raging on shore, but at sea, all is well.
Our government remains dysfunctional, but at sea, all is well.
The stock market takes a massive plunge, but at sea, all is well.
Unsocial Media rages on, but at sea, all is well.
Caustic tweets make their way around the world, but at sea, all is well.
It’s almost as if we are living in a different world.
The politicians and billionaires who are wrecking our world don’t even know we exist, and even if they knew we are out here, they would not bother us because we are too small prey.
Waterworld is a special place, a parallel universe where there is less static, less lies, less chaos.
In a few days, we will rejoin the other world. We will get reconnected with a world where things are in a state of turmoil and chaos reigns supreme. We will refuel our dream machine and restock our supplies before we set sail once again and return to Waterworld.
Life is good, and Exit Only sails on!
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.
Captain Dave and his family spent eleven years sailing around the world on their Privilege 39 catamaran, Exit Only. During the trip, the crew shot 200 hours of video with professional cameras to show people what it's like to sail on a small boat around the world.
The Red Sea Chronicles is a one hour and twenty-two minute feature film showing their adventures as Exit Only sails through Pirate Alley in the Gulf of Aden and up the Red Sea. The professional footage documents their experiences in Oman, Yemen, Eritrea, Sudan, Egypt, and the Suez Canal. It chronicles the rigors of traveling in a remote section of the world rarely visited by cruisers. Exit Only dodges Yemeni pirates, fights a gale and sand storms in the Bab al Mandeb at the southern entrance to the Red Sea. The crew explores deserted islands on the western shores of the Red Sea, and learns to check the cruising guides for land mines before venturing ashore.
The Red Sea Chronicles also has outstanding Special Features including an Instructional Video on Storm Management that tells sailors how to deal with storms at sea.
The Red Sea Chronicles is a first class adventure that stokes the sailing dreams of both experienced and wannabe sailors alike.
Join Team Maxingout as they sail through Pirate Alley and up the Red Sea
See what it's like to cruise on a catamaran before you spend a bazillion dollars purchasing one
After watching the Red Sea Chronicles you will be able to see yourself sailing on the ocean of your dreams
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