Day 65

Memorial to the Sea Wing

May 30th, 2010

Plus some kid's sandal


  1. KerrilynnAZ says:

    I just read about your journey in our local Phoenix Arizona newspaper and wanted to write and tell you how much I admire your ambition and drive to follow your dream. I wish you all the luck in the world on your venture. I will be following your progress and if you should make it anywhere close to Arizona (which I doubt since you are going to Rockaway Beach, Oregon (which I have visited myself a time or two), I will out there on the road hoping to cheer you on! This will be an amazing journey for you – congratulations!!!

    I have followed Reid Stowe on his 1000 days at sea on the schooner Annie out of sight of land and without restocking during his entire travels. He is slated to return for the first time on June 17th after somewhere like 1117 days, the longest of any man – much less doing it ALONE. He too is such inspiration!! As time permits, perhaps you will want to read his dreams and adventures.

    GOOD LUCK – and I will be following your throughout your journey!!!

  2. Peter H says:

    Hey! I just started following your adventure the other night and I think it’s incredibly cool what you’re doing. If you need I live in St. Paul and would be happy to let you come stay with us for the evening. Please if you’re in the area comment back or check your email! I sent a message titled St. Paul/Minneapolis Lodging. Hope to hear back from you! If not good luck on your journey!

  3. Karen Too says:

    Late night? While I was sitting around indoors tonight, I was wondering where you were spending the night. Hope it was a great one; safe, sound, and dry.

  4. Matthijs Maruanaya says:

    All the best from Barcelona, Spain to you! Came across you’re story on someone’s facebook who was just as inspired as I am by your trip!

  5. Haikal Mustafa says:

    Hi, what up? I also just read your story in my local newspaper, I’m from Malaysia by the way. Obviously your journey had inspired me to actually do my travel which I’d planned for some time. Hope to have the guts to do it someday. Be safe bro!

  6. Rod Norris says:

    Wonderful pictures Matt. Keep them coming. You are showing the world that the American people open their arms and doors to total strangers in peace, caring and support. What a messenger…

  7. KAC says:

    I am following your trek from France. Bonne route!

  8. ava butzu says:

    Matt, I am floored by your journey. I teach high school students, a job that I love, and I try to get them to think about what, as Joseph Campbell calls it, is their bliss. We’ve read Krakauer’s “Into the Wild” and Dante’s “Inferno;” “Huck Finn” and the “Epic of Gilgamesh,” among other texts. Your journey reminds me that there are many ways to travel. One of my former students from years ago sent me the link with an article about you because he said you remind him of the paradigm of the hero’s adventure. And so the inspiration you are creating is now folded into the journey I am on to help people follow their bliss. Travel well!

  9. Alfredo says:

    Ciao Matt, ho scoperto il tuo viaggio ieri, volevo augurarti buon viaggio e buona fortuna qui dall’Italia e dirti “bravo”!

    Hi Matt, just read about your journey. Have a nice and safe trip there, and “bravo” from Italy! Alfredo

  10. Linda says:

    This is so cool. I love the casualness of the way you spend find a place to stay each evening and the simplicity of your cart. Along with many others I will be checking up on you. Stay well.

  11. Jon says:

    Shoe with no kid…..creepy bearded man pushing cart……Matt you may wanna walk a litte faster.

    • Chris says:

      Ha Ha, When I “REALLY READ IT!” I LOL(ed) so loud….. Thx for that post w/ that pic…. “Shoe with no kid…..creepy bearded man pushing cart……Matt you may wanna walk a litte faster.” HAHA!

  12. Jason Eppink says:

    Strange phrasing and word choices. I wonder when this was dedicated?

  13. Anna in California says:

    First of all, Jon, LOL! Matt, Emailed you a few days ago when AP story hit. I am in the process of catching up to you; May 1 now. I think your dad was still with you then. I hope you write a book when you get back; or perhaps this is your book. It’s wonderful and I think it is great that people in so many countries are “journeying” with you. Be safe…

  14. Michael says:

    Very interesting. I don’t even remember how i found you, but i have been following you ever since. I wish you the best and its nice to know there are still great people out there. I like reading so keep writing.. Write more if you have time. I like hearing about you adventures. Keep it up and be safe. I have never really been out of Florida. Born and raised in a small town called Brooksville. So it is great to see through your eyes as you out and about in all these great places.. Your friend Michael in Florida

  15. Patty in MD says:

    Happy “Memorial” Day to you, too, Matt!

    I’ve read all of your blog entries now, and I have enjoyed the comments almost as much as the posts. Your photographs are bringing your journey to life for all of us.

    It seems as though this might be getting bigger than you had forseen, but I really admire you for continuing your journey on your own terms, and for keeping on putting one foot in front of the other. Good example for everyone.

  16. Linda says:

    Thank you Matt. I am glad you were able to spend Memorial day weekend remembering something.

  17. Sharon P says:

    I’m enjoying your posts and photos. Take care of yourself, and thanks for including us on your journey.

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