A Summer Over Share (S.O.S.) from the President
We recently launched a Summer Over Share (S.O.S.) Contest inviting travelers to share their most embarrassing misadventures and enlightening experiences while journeying around the world. Some of the best stories will be posted here on the blog, and to kick it off Peak’s own President, Tyler Peak, shares his heroic adventure at sea…
Another memorable thing that occurred about 12 days into the sailing involved pilot whales. It was very early morning, somewhere around 3am a full moon was getting ready to set on the horizon, the seas were calm and the wind mild. All of a sudden I heard a gush of air on the port side. Not knowing what it was I called my watch mate and to our surprise a pod of pilot whales came right along the side and paced our boat for about 30 minutes all the while being highlighted by the full moon’s reflection on the water. Magical! Many scary moments coupled with hours of monotony made for a unique opportunity to reflect on inner thoughts while at sea. I had never really had a chance to discover how small I was as a part of the universe until being on the ocean without seeing another boat or land for 16 of the 19 days at sea. It is very sobering and enlightening.
Have a hilarious summer misadventure or daring journey you wish to share? Email us your travel tales and enter to win a big travel related prize! If you aren’t familiar with the term, “overshare” means to provide more dirty details than you normally would…so let’s say you missed the ferry back to your cruise ship and had to catch up in another port, or you got caught by the airport dogs in Charles De Gaulle for trying to smuggle Camembert. Our favorites will anonymously go up on this blog for everyone to enjoy. Send your over shares to firstname.lastname@example.org