Other Pages & Links
About Brec's Art
About Brec's Reports
List of Reports
Block Island Times articles
17, 2003-front page
New London Day
Links to friends
Link to SV Karma
(a companion vessel during much of Brec's Journey)
for John Morgan
Phone for John Morgan
c/o John R. Morgan
P. O. Box 1982
New London, Conn.
Please use the following AOL account in the
event the e-mails are returned from the above addresses --
About Brec, Otter, and "the Journey" of the World's Newest Solo
Brec Morgan left from Block Island, Rhode Island November 12, 1998
at 2:00 a.m. on a three-year, east-to-west round-the-world journey in the Otter, a 27' Pacific Seacraft Orion.
Surprise! With the Block Island
sail-in & tie-up date of May 17, 2003, it became a dream that lasted an extra 1-1/2 years.
Block Island holds special significance as the port of departure and return,
since Brec resolved at the start that the Journey would take him inexorably back
to Ballard's dock.
He reentered New England waters having already earned the
rare distinction of being a solo circumnavigator: he crossed his outbound wake
in the Caribbean this past March!
Click here for info on the weekend events and the
May 17th return to Block Island.
View from the helm of Otter -- somewhere in the South
Watercolor by Brechin L. Morgan
Where is he now?
Brec has "closed the loop" on his solo circumnavigation
by making landfall in the Caribbean, first at Nevis, then with a March 13th
arrival in St. Maarten!
To commemorate this historic accomplishment, on March 17th the
St. Maarten's Yacht Club hosted a gala reception and ceremony for its own first
member to have closed the loop after beginning a solo circumnavigation from St.
He spent a week in April island-hopping from and back to Tortola with
his wife, Sandy,
and enjoyed visits in Tortola with his two children, Laura and Scott.
He arrived in Bermuda in late April, and after a four-day
visit with his mother and cousin Barbara, he left Thursday, May 8th and finished
his homeward journey by sailing into Old Harbor, Block Island on May 17th!
Since the weekend-long arrival celebrations there, Brec has
brought Otter to its home port of Milford, Connecticut with overnight stops and
family visits in New London and Old Saybrook.
In case you didn't know already, Brec is
a professional artist, and is recording his trip with sketches
and watercolors. In addition, he has kept a detailed log from which
he prepared reports for e-mail distribution; these are now available
on this site (see left column).
Some of his artwork has been commissioned specifically by friends,
businesses, family members, fellow cruisers, and other acquaintances worldwide
who are interested in
having original artwork from a solo circumnavigator.