Sunday, March 5, 2017


For those of you who may have read my post about Webb Chiles, the 75 year old man on a solo circumnavigation of the globe, here, you'll be happy to know that he has arrived at St. Helena Island in the Atlantic Ocean, having sailed there from Durban, South Africa without stopping.

As has frequently been noted, St. Helena is one of the most remote places in the world, which may be why it was chosen as Napoleon's final place of exile.

But it's only a stopover for Chiles on his round the world tour.

After what I would think would be an appropriate rest there he will set sail for Saint Lucia, at the entrance to the Caribbean.

And I gather once there he will decide whether to sail north to Key West or through the Panama Canal and up to San Diego.

But I'll await his blog entry from St. Helena to know for sure.


L Lewis said...

Thanks for keeping us in the loop! Isn't this great? Wouldn't you like to be his First Mate?

Stephen Hayes said...

I've read a lot about St. Helena and would love to visit it sometime, especially since I find Napoleon fascinating.

Val said...

May the wind be at his back when he's ready to set sail.

Tom Cochrun said...

It's good of you to keep us posted as to his progress. It is an inspirational effort and maybe slightly mad, but that too is probably good for a person who has survived 75 years of this planet. Once he arrives at St Lucia I can hope he may decide to stay for a while. What a wonderful climate and fragrant place to park for a while.

Sharon Anck said...

I'm glad to hear that he made it there. According to the program "Globe Trekker" there are some interesting things to see on the island so I hope he enjoys the stay there.

William Kendall said...

That is a long way to go!

Lowell said...

Best wishes to him. I hope he makes it. I get more grizzled just thinking about such a thing!