Today (Earth Day, by no coincidence) begins the epic 1,000 sea voyage of Reed Stowe and Soanya Ahmed from a pier in Hoboken out to parts unknown. Sailing aboard the beautiful and sturdy sailing 70′ vessel the "Schooner Anne," Reed and Soanya don’t intend to ever put into harbor or resupply for their entire voyage, living off whatever they catch or grow aboard ship.
I visited the Schooner Anne a couple of times over the years and marveled at the audacity of this adventure that Reed has been building support for over many many years. I frankly can not imagine 10 days at sea away from the comforts of home, so 1,000 sounds like a horrible prison sentence. But I can appreciate the beauty and the symbolic power of what they are attempting and wish them fair sailing and God speed.
You can follow their adventures online at www.1000days.net.