Today's links are both related to the story of Reid Stowe and his girlfriend Soanya Ahmad, who are attempting to spend 1000 days at sea in the 70-foot gaff-rigged schooner Anne, without any contact with supporting ports.
Their website and blog are at 1000 Days at Sea.
Personally, as someone totally lacking any experience whatsoever in ocean voyaging, I initially saw Reid and Soanya's endeavor as a worthy attempt on some kind of record (I guess they are trying to prove something) and the blog as a vaguely interesting account of the daily trials of life at sea.
But the armchair experts at Sailing Anarchy decided that Reid's voyage was a folly of the highest order and have been lambasting him for months now. And there is now another blog 1000 Days of Hell, dedicated to exposing the "truth" about Reid the man and his supposed lack of nautical skills, and to publishing clever parodies of the material on his website.
It's all highly entertaining if you like that kind of thing. But I'm still wondering whether the whole voyage itself and the supposed authentic website and voyage log are not some fiction dreamed up by a nerdy blogger sailor-wannabe posting from some basement bedroom in Boise, Idaho. How would you know?