The Pilgrims Return
I’ve neglected this site for far too long and it hurts. I’m still fighting to keep the Gleda Project moving forward but there’s nothing to report regarding the build itself.
I haven’t seen the sea since January 2nd and the dream of launching and sailing ‘Gleda’ seems as far away as ever.
My spirits have been lifted however by the fantastic news that Jacques Pierret, and his crew Christophe, Gilles, Alexis and Sune, have safely arrived in his home port of L’Estaque, Marseille after a 4,500 nm, 31 day crossing of the Atlantic from Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey.
It took Jacques 5 years to build ‘Pilgrim’ and I can only imagine his feelings now that he has completed this voyage. He is a shining beacon for those of us that are attempting to emulate his success and I wish he and ‘Pilgrim’ many happy years of sailing adventures.
You can watch a brilliantly edited video of the voyage on YouTube HERE