Latest Distractions

5 Mar

Well it has been a long time since I crashed my bike in Egypt.

I was pretty messed up after that, physically of course, but also spiritually. It was a hard hit, having to come home, and the recovery of my injury was (and still is) complicated and long.

I apologize to anyone who may have expected me to write. In that group I include myself; recovering from a leg injury certainly sounds like a good opportunity to sit and write, but I never wrote a book about my three years bike touring.


Instead, Lily came to live in Wisconsin. In August 2011 we had a lovely ceremony of commitment called New Equator.

New Equator invitation

Our special day (s)

Instead of wedding gifts, we asked our guests to provide us with money towards a sailboat. They did, and May 2012 we moved to Los Angeles, California to live aboard her.

S/V Portal

We got a kitten!


And we are now five days from our departure – sailing South to Mexico, then across the Pacific Ocean to French Polynesia, and from there island-hopping all the way to Australia. Perhaps I’ll go around the world the other direction this time.

Lily, Pixel & I

My old touring bike is still in Mostafa’s apartment in Alexandria. I hope to retrieve it one day and to continue where I left off, but for now, life got in the way of the world bike tour.

This is not goodbye, just a last chance to do something I’ve been meaning to do: reach out to you, here.

Thank you.

Love and Joy!

Charles Brigham

2 Responses to “Latest Distractions”

  1. Guille March 12, 2013 at 4:16 pm #

    Hey! You are alive!!

    Congratulations to you and Lily!! All your news are good news, even with your pirate leg… You love bikes, but waves can take you like wheels!

    I wish you to enjoy your lifes, in the simple and nice way you known.

    Good luck, and hugs!!

  2. Victor from Madrid April 10, 2013 at 9:16 pm #

    ¡Hola Charles! Te mando mis saludos y mejores deseos desde Madrid. Tienes un e-mail de mi parte, te adjunté una foto que quizá te recuerde.

    Un abrazo, love&Joy too!

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