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Postmortem, 2016-2018 Sailboat Cruise From Portland to Mexico: The Family of Man and Lost Boundaries

20 May 2018 | Portland, Oregon
I made an earlier blog post, based on the “Family of Man”, when the staff at Marina Coral in Ensenada came to my aid at a time of need.

I grew up with the book, "The Family of Man", first published in 1955 as a photo essay with an accompanying poetic commentary by Carl Sandburg. The photos and poetry portray the commonality of the human experience across cultures, a humanistic perspective I share today.

I also grew up close to a family the father of which was the principle subject in the movie and book, "Lost Boundaries". That book and movie tell the story of someone growing up prejudiced against another race, but then confronting the realization that he was a member of that other race. What an incredible story that shows the foolishness of imposing racial and other boundaries that divide the Family of Man.

As a retired college professor today, I sometimes wander the world on my sailboat, enjoying the world and its people. What I see reinforces the humanistic concept in the the Family of Man. The commonality of the human experience is there to see.

Our human evolutionary heritage results in dark sides within us, also depicted in the Family of Man: prejudice, hatred, violence, war. Some people focus on that side of human experience to build walls between us. Humans build boundaries easily, and the absurdity of those boundaries seldom becomes as obvious as in Lost Boundaries.

But traveling the world, whether by sailboat or other ways, it is easy to see past those boundaries into the commonality of human experience. Travel, with eyes open, and you will see it.
Vessel Name: Ubiquity
Vessel Make/Model: Pacific Seacraft 34 sailboat, 1987, hull #67
Hailing Port: Portland, Oregon
Crew: Brian Stipak, Leslie Sawyer, sometimes others
Captain Brian Stipak typically sails with one additional crew member aboard, most commonly Leslie Sawyer. Leslie is an experienced sailor, and she sailed on most of S/V Ubiquity's 2013 Vancouver Island circumnavigation and the 2015 Haida Gwaii cruise. [...]
Home Page: http://web.pdx.edu/~stipakb/Ubiquity-Cruising.html
Ubiquity's Photos - Main
Marina Los Cabos in San Jose del Cabo, Sailing west of Cabo Falso, Canal de Cerrlavo, Playa Bonanza, La Paz, loading S/V Ubiquity on freighter
88 Photos
Created 25 April 2018
Shows the “ghost town” of empty boulevards built by the government in Puerto Escondido, ashore on Isla San Juan, sailing south to La Paz, and several photos in La Paz, March 2018.
55 Photos
Created 23 March 2018
Santa Rosalia, Whale Watching, Isla Carmen including the Abandoned Salt Mine and Town at Salinas, March 2018
116 Photos
Created 20 March 2018
Midriff Islands, and the Bahia de Los Angeles area
48 Photos
Created 19 March 2018
Marina San Carlos, Marina Seca, Exploring the San Carlos Area, 2017, 2018
41 Photos
Created 19 February 2018
Cruising north in the Sea of Cortez from La Paz to Santa Rosalia. Then crossing the Sea to Bahia San Pedro, before arriving at Marina San Carlos, north of Guaymus, Sonora, Mexico. We hauled S/V Ubiquity at San Carlos for storage at the Marina Seca on-land storage facility for the summer.
119 Photos
Created 24 August 2017
Cruising in the La Paz area, Spring 2017. El Cardoncito, San Evaristo, Isle San Francisco, Playa Bonanza
94 Photos
Created 3 April 2017
34 Photos
Created 13 January 2017
13 Photos
Created 8 January 2017
October 7-9, 2016 get-together of friends in Cathlamet, Washinton. Photos show the kids in the group having fun.
6 Photos
Created 13 October 2016