What has been one of your favorite moments alone?
There was one night while Shaun and I were sailing from Panama to Colombia and we were far enough out to where we could not see the shoreline. The moon was full and reflecting on the smooth sea while the only thing you heard was the sound of the ocean moving under the boat.
And even though I was surrounded by a couple of people, we sat in silence. I felt, for the first time in a long time – alone. All I could think about is how tiny I was, how massive the ocean is, how at rest my heart was, and how every sailor in the history of mankind experienced a night like this. I was alone in the sea.