Friday, May 2, 2008

Determination

Ayer: Mi primo Unai, dió un paso más en su aventura personal.
El año pasado completó la regata de la vuelta al mundo en solitario a vela, la Velux 5 Oceans. Sólo acabar la vuelta es increíble. Pocos lo han hecho. Quedó tercero.
Este otoño próximo Unai participará en la Vende Globe, la vuelta al mundo en solitario sin escalas más prestigiosa y peligrosa.
Ayer: Unai se dirigía a Inglaterra para tomar la salida en una regata transoceánica que le llevará hasta Boston. Haciendo un poco el calentamiento para lo que llegará en Noviembre.
Ayer: Salimos en barco a despedirle.

Yesterday: My cousin Unai took another step on his personal adventure.
Last year he succesfully completed The Around the World One Man Race, the Velux 5 Oceans. Just finishing would have been an outstanding result. Very few have made it. He finished third.
Next autumn Unai will be participating in the Vendee Globe Race, the most prestigious and dangerous non-stop Around the World Race ever.
Yesterday: Unai headed north to England where he will be taking part on a transoceanic race that'll take him to Boston. It's like warming up for what will come in November.
Yesterday: We went out saliling to say goodbye to him.

Agur!
See you soon!

Unos momentos/A few moments:

La noche antes de partir. Saliendo del puerto. Un mástil. El faro. El barco amarrado antes de partir. Mi hija N observa la marcha del tío. Unai se pierde en el horizonte.

Night before departing. Getting out of port. A mast. Lighthouse. His boat moored to port before departing. My daughter N looks how her uncle is doing. Unai heads towards the horizon

Unai me ha dejado sus manos para mi proyecto antes de partir.

And I outlined his hands for my project. Coming soon...

18 comments:

mado&co said...

Que manos!...se ve que son manos que trabajan mucho...un poco torturadas...tengo un amigo que va a participar tambièn, en barco se llama "Gitana"...

Ciara said...

Such beautiful photos. And what an amazing story! What a life!

mansuetude said...

lovely. best luck to him, too. Agur.

El Jardín de Lulaila said...

Está claro que la vida es un pañuelo. Yo a Unai le conozco desde hace muchos años de Zarauz. Creo que desde que teniamos 15 o 16 años... que nos poniamos al lado en la playa....Es encantador y siempre lo ha sido. Y se que una vez más va a triunfar. Si te pones en contacto con el dale un beso muy muy fuerte, no me conoce por Lu, pero si por Marta O de Zarate de bilbao. Daselo vale? Y dile que le deseo lo mejor. Besos, Lu

Jill said...

These are great photos! I feel like I'm there on the boat with you :) That is so cool what your cousin is doing racing around the world!!! Wish him luck from us in Cambridge...we'll have to look for his boat in Boston :)

asphaltandair said...

wow! what an amazing person and story! adventures!
makes me start day-dreaming....

Mrs.French said...

Amazing accomplishments...I have always wanted to try sailing....one day. Your photos are beautiful.

Esti said...

Lu, (o Marta), claro que el mundo es un pañuelo, ja, ja. Yo también he veraneado toda mi vida en Zarauz con mis primos, así que seguro que alguna vez nos hemos visto.Ya le daré recuerdos de tu parte.

El Jardín de Lulaila said...

jajajajajaa, genial. Madre mia que pequeño es este mundo. Besos, Lu

andrea tachezy said...

Brilliant photos, great story and a strong man. Have a nice weekend!

hannna said...

how exciting! good sailing for Unai. i like his name.

Kirti said...

Esti I feel like I've missed so many weeks of blogging,then to visit today and find more of your beautiful hands. It's the inspiration I need right now.

Marie-Louise said...

Excited, and which nice photos!And I love lighthouses!

Christine said...

Wow! All the best of luck to him. He must feel 100% alive, being out there, him - his force and his know-how, the boat and the roaring nature. Wooooow:)) Sounds awesome.

Maria said...

cool!!!

Alexandra Hedberg said...

good luck to Unai!
With your Hand project - do you plan it "just" as the drawings of hands ... or will there be text as well? It's interesting to hear their stories. And are the hands different (Unai's) because of all the sailing?

Esti said...

alexandra, his hands are rough and a little twisted because he's been sailing since he was four. I'll post more about him and his hands drawn completely soon. The hand project is still going on. I'm working in many more hands. And yes, they all have a story to tell.

andretti said...

Egunon Esti, soy Andrea, la compañera de Unai. Tu blog me ha alegrado este lunes gris lluvioso y tiste. He podido ojear un poco, he visto a tus princesas y tus dibujos, también las manos de Unai. Creo que reflejan muy bien lo que es y quien es para mí.
Me gsutan mucho los dibujos, me encantaría poder visitaros un día en Romo y podre ver más.
Estuvo bien conoceros ayer a todos en la playa, haceis un bonito dibujo.
Un beso enorme para los 4 y nos vemos,
andretti.