Day 56: Starry Starry Night

25.02.09:

Last night, I spent a few hours up on the bridge with Alexander, one of the officers on board. He’s from the Ukraine and loves to use the word ‘bullshit’ in a thick Ukrainian accent. This I like. It was the night watch, so we went nuts on the coffee. The bridge is six stories above the deck (The Linge Trader is a big ship!) and there’s a walkway around the bridge, which you can step out onto and give yourself vertigo. There was no moon, no clouds and the sky was littered with stars. Once again, I found myself wincing that Mandy, my girlfriend, wasn’t here to see it.

It’s funny that every time I see something cool, I feel an overwhelming urge to grab someone else and say – look at this! Isn’t it cool?! That’s probably why I love Mandy – she usually thinks the stuff I think is cool is cool too.

Today was spent editing videos and pining the loss of so many great moments on Adobe’s virtual cutting room floor. Not much else to report. The sea is calm and blue and stretches as far as the eye can see.

Graham Hughes

Graham Hughes is a British adventurer, presenter, filmmaker and author. He is the only person to have travelled to every country in the world without flying. From 2014 to 2017 he lived off-grid on a private island that he won in a game show, before returning to the UK to campaign for a better future for the generations to come.

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