Friday, May 18, 2007

I would not have missed it but...

The BBC ran a story last Saturday on the "hero's return" of Sir Robin Knox Johnston - he finished the Velux 5 Oceans solo race in 4th place...at the tender age of 68. Sir Robin has a long history of ocean voyaging so he must have known intimately what he was signing on for. But I truly appreciate his reaction captured in the quote, "I would not have missed it, but I will not do it solo again." How many of us have felt that way after a tough offshore passage or a hiking trip gone bad or even a trip to the local West Marine to snare a part for the dinghy?

According to the BBC an 11-gun salute from Royal Yacht Squadron greeted him as he sailed past Cowes on the Isle of Wight on Saturday. His daughter Sara and five grandchildren were among those who welcomed him home.


1 comment:

Turinas said...

I am bummed I missed it. Was it BBC America?