Bert terHart returns home from his epic journey around the world!

Bert terHart


Aug 13, 2020

There really is no place like home. Bert terHart certainly knows that, having returned July 18 to Victoria, BC to a rousing welcome following his historic solo voyage around the world – the first North American to sail the route using only celestial navigation. During a time when self-isolation became the new buzz word for millions around the globe, the Gabriola Island Power and Sail Squadron member was so very alone aboard Seaburban for several months but then again was never really on his own as his Epic Journey blog entries, several of which were reprinted in past editions of The Porthole, were read by thousands who followed his trek wave by wave. Welcome home Bert! Here’s hoping your land legs quickly find their steadiness once more.

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