Sailing in the Mediterranean Episode 220 Julie Bradley: Escape from the Ordinary
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Franz
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Jun 30, 2020
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01:07:03
220 Julie Bradley: Escape from the Ordinary In this podcast I interviewed Julie Bradley who is the author of escape from the ordinary. "Escape from the Ordinary Prologue Somewhere off the coast of France, I woke up drenched in frigid seawater from a monster wave breaking over the bow of the boat. Recovering from the cold shock I looked around and saw that while I slept, Glen had furled the foresail into the size of a hand towel. The weather was worsening. The sky was ominously dark, and BB pellets of freezing rain peppered my foul-weather gear before swirling their way down the cockpit scupper drain. Our electronic autopilot was pulling heavy duty; at times it whirred and slipped, thumping the boat into the next wave instead of riding up and over. Glen sat clipped in at the helm, ready to steer manually if needed. We were sailing as close to the wind as the laws of physics allowed, and it required supreme concentration to keep us so near to the edge. If the powerful waves completely overwhelmed our rudder the boat could round up into the wind and stop dead in the water. In the jaws of a Force 10 storm, dead in the water could be taken literally. I was scared. We were scared. Unhooking my safety tether from a bolt, I slid toward Glen. He had been at the helm 30 minutes beyond our self-imposed watch schedules. I thought he had lost track of time, then remembered it was Christmas morning. His overtime was a sort of last-minute holiday present to me. Fighting against the wind, I pulled myself up to the helm and held Glen—rather, I held onto him. The storm pelted us both and I laid my head on his shoulder. “Happy Christmas!” I said into his ear. Glen turned and brushed his beard against my face. Did I imagine it or were his eyes moist? In full understanding we clung there together. I kissed him lightly and tried some humor. “This is an extreme way to get out of Christmas shopping. If we end up in a life raft eating each other’s limbs, I will never forgive you for the worst Christmas ever.” Glen gave me a weary smile, but we both knew that if our sailboat foundered, we would never find the life raft. Even if by some unlikely chance it should happen to float right in front of us, we would be devoured by the massive, pounding waves before we could inflate the tiny survival craft. The dream we worked so hard for was becoming a nightmare. Self-doubt froze me more than the frigid water battering the boat. Could we really make it all the way around the world? How many more mistakes like this could we handle?" https://www.juliebradleyauthor.com/books/escape-from-the-ordinary/ Escape from the Ordinary   https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1732918406/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=wwwmedsailorc-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=1732918406&linkId=060cd7e8445195c69758fc029f71a74a https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1732918422/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=wwwmedsailorc-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=1732918422&linkId=02b71a978555fe6924ae12ee6f1f2d0c             Please Consider supporting the podcast in Patreon If you have ideas for future podcasts or comments please drop me a note! and PLEASE rate my podcast in iTunes and perhaps write a note. link https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/sailing-in-the-mediterranean/id566678892?mt=2 https://www.medsailor.com/ If you're interested in my sailing instructional audio series here are the links: Sailing! Learn to Sail: Basic Keelboat Certification Lessons for the ASA 101 Exam https://gumroad.com/l/Eiig Sailing! Learn to Sail: Basic Coastal Cruising; Lessons for the ASA 103 Exam https://gumroad.com/l/PvOYK Sailing! Learn To Sail: Bareboat Cruising Certification Lessons for the ASA 104 Exam https://gumroad.com/l/bwXh Sailing in the Mediterranean Website https://www.medsailor.com If you would like to be a guest or have suggestions for future episodes or if you would like Franz to be a speaker at your S...
220 Julie Bradley: Escape from the Ordinary In this podcast I interviewed Julie Bradley who is the author of escape from the ordinary. "Escape from the Ordinary Prologue Somewhere off the coast of France, I woke up drenched in frigid seawater from a monster wave breaking over the bow of the boat. Recovering from the cold shock I looked around and saw that while I slept, Glen had furled the foresail into the size of a hand towel. The weather was worsening. The sky was ominously dark, and BB pellets of freezing rain peppered my foul-weather gear before swirling their way down the cockpit scupper drain. Our electronic autopilot was pulling heavy duty; at times it whirred and slipped, thumping the boat into the next wave instead of riding up and over. Glen sat clipped in at the helm, ready to steer manually if needed. We were sailing as close to the wind as the laws of physics allowed, and it required supreme concentration to keep us so near to the edge. If the powerful waves completely overwhelmed our rudder the boat could round up into the wind and stop dead in the water. In the jaws of a Force 10 storm, dead in the water could be taken literally. I was scared. We were scared. Unhooking my safety tether from a bolt, I slid toward Glen. He had been at the helm 30 minutes beyond our self-imposed watch schedules. I thought he had lost track of time, then remembered it was Christmas morning. His overtime was a sort of last-minute holiday present to me. Fighting against the wind, I pulled myself up to the helm and held Glen—rather, I held onto him. The storm pelted us both and I laid my head on his shoulder. “Happy Christmas!” I said into his ear. Glen turned and brushed his beard against my face. Did I imagine it or were his eyes moist? In full understanding we clung there together. I kissed him lightly and tried some humor. “This is an extreme way to get out of Christmas shopping. If we end up in a life raft eating each other’s limbs, I will never forgive you for the worst Christmas ever.” Glen gave me a weary smile, but we both knew that if our sailboat foundered, we would never find the life raft. Even if by some unlikely chance it should happen to float right in front of us, we would be devoured by the massive, pounding waves before we could inflate the tiny survival craft. The dream we worked so hard for was becoming a nightmare. Self-doubt froze me more than the frigid water battering the boat. Could we really make it all the way around the world? How many more mistakes like this could we handle?" https://www.juliebradleyauthor.com/books/escape-from-the-ordinary/ Escape from the Ordinary   https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1732918406/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=wwwmedsailorc-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=1732918406&linkId=060cd7e8445195c69758fc029f71a74a https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1732918422/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=wwwmedsailorc-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=1732918422&linkId=02b71a978555fe6924ae12ee6f1f2d0c             Please Consider supporting the podcast in Patreon If you have ideas for future podcasts or comments please drop me a note! and PLEASE rate my podcast in iTunes and perhaps write a not...

220 Julie Bradley: Escape from the Ordinary

In this podcast I interviewed Julie Bradley who is the author of escape from the ordinary.

“Escape from the Ordinary Prologue

Somewhere off the coast of France, I woke up drenched in frigid seawater from a monster wave breaking over the bow of the boat. Recovering from the cold shock I looked around and saw that while I slept, Glen had furled the foresail into the size of a hand towel. The weather was worsening.

The sky was ominously dark, and BB pellets of freezing rain peppered my foul-weather gear before swirling their way down the cockpit scupper drain. Our electronic autopilot was pulling heavy duty; at times it whirred and slipped, thumping the boat into the next wave instead of riding up and over. Glen sat clipped in at the helm, ready to steer manually if needed. We were sailing as close to the wind as the laws of physics allowed, and it required supreme concentration to keep us so near to the edge. If the powerful waves completely overwhelmed our rudder the boat could round up into the wind and stop dead in the water. In the jaws of a Force 10 storm, dead in the water could be taken literally. I was scared. We were scared.

Unhooking my safety tether from a bolt, I slid toward Glen. He had been at the helm 30 minutes beyond our self-imposed watch schedules. I thought he had lost track of time, then remembered it was Christmas morning. His overtime was a sort of last-minute holiday present to me. Fighting against the wind, I pulled myself up to the helm and held Glen—rather, I held onto him. The storm pelted us both and I laid my head on his shoulder.

“Happy Christmas!” I said into his ear.

Glen turned and brushed his beard against my face. Did I imagine it or were his eyes moist? In full understanding we clung there together. I kissed him lightly and tried some humor. “This is an extreme way to get out of Christmas shopping. If we end up in a life raft eating each other’s limbs, I will never forgive you for the worst Christmas ever.” Glen gave me a weary smile, but we both knew that if our sailboat foundered, we would never find the life raft. Even if by some unlikely chance it should happen to float right in front of us, we would be devoured by the massive, pounding waves before we could inflate the tiny survival craft.

The dream we worked so hard for was becoming a nightmare. Self-doubt froze me more than the frigid water battering the boat. Could we really make it all the way around the world? How many more mistakes like this could we handle?” https://www.juliebradleyauthor.com/books/escape-from-the-ordinary/

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If you’re interested in my sailing instructional audio series here are the links:

Sailing! Learn to Sail: Basic Keelboat Certification Lessons for the ASA 101 Exam https://gumroad.com/l/Eiig Sailing! Learn to Sail: Basic Coastal Cruising; Lessons for the ASA 103 Exam https://gumroad.com/l/PvOYK Sailing! Learn To Sail: Bareboat Cruising Certification Lessons for the ASA 104 Exam https://gumroad.com/l/bwXh Sailing in the Mediterranean Website https://www.medsailor.com

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