I am absolutely amazed and touched by the interest and support I got during the Lake Erie Solo Challenge. This was the most difficult thing I’ve ever done. I was expecting it to be difficult; it is supposed to be difficult, and not everyone is expected to complete it. One sailor was making his third attempt. The physical, mental, and psychological challenges pushed every limit I had. However, the rewards were commensurate. I’m not exaggerating to say that it was a profound experience and I learned a tremendous amount, about single-handing, sailing in general and about myself.