Just over a year ago I was preparing to live in self-isolation for almost three months. I and nine other people bought supplies, loads of toilet paper (back when this wasn’t so hard to come by, may I add… ), packed card games and downloaded every movie we could think of. Then, we left Hawaii on a 67ft sailing boat and spent 80 days at sea without touching land.
We sailed from Hawaii to San Francisco on an expedition titled The Vortex Swim, supporting a long-distance swimmer and collected samples and data from the middle of the highest concentration of plastic pollution in our oceans, The Great Pacific Garbage Patch. As someone who had only ever spent one day at sea, this was a huge adjustment for me.
Here’s how you’ll act in self-isolation, according to your star sign. Post continues below.
Watching land slowly sink away from us on the first night I had no idea what to expect from the coming months, but was ready for the adventure. Getting used to living on a 67ft vessel healed over and smashing into waves was like nothing I have ever had to do, but learnt to love it like my new way of life.