Into Nothing

Lat 28.05N Long 92.32W

More or less, when you go to sea, you lose site of land within 12-15 miles. But when you go to sea in the northern Gulf of Mexico, you’re really never alone. Oil companies have carpeted the surface of this part of the gulf with oil rigs, production platforms, and who knows what else. During the day, you can see 10 or 15 pieces of equipment at any given point in time. At night they light up the horizon all around us.

Like the tree line on a mountain, at around 300 feet of water depth, oil production suddenly stops. This evening as we pass through this no mans land, the darkness ahead of us holds the promise of clear sailing, but also reminds us how alone we really are when we’re at sea.


  1. Ginger
      April 2, 2013

    Good Morning from the hills. Rain on Sunday and suppose to be again today. Mud is better than dust! Have a great day…

  2. Don Turner
      April 2, 2013

    Clark and Michell, Tuesday morning 10am CT,feeling alone and being alone are 2 different things. We are all with you, enjoying your journey, the stars at night are shining down on you all………..the fish in the sea, and the incredible spirit you are carrying as you move forward on your journey. Thanks for the posts. God Bless

  3. Leigh Ann
      April 2, 2013

    For the record, I’ll stick with sailing with you guys when we are within sight of the shoreline.

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