Hiro’s Jiurnal / ヒロ日記より 03.24.2019, Day 28

3月24日 日本時間午前7時 28日目 天気晴れ

北緯15度7分 西経169度45分 東の風8.5 メートル 








March 24th, 7 a.m. Japan Time, Weather: Clear

15.7 N. 169.45 W, East wind 8.5 meter

Course: 270, Boat speed: 7 kts.

[ The strengths of a child which we have forgotten ]

Living aboard a boat, I sometimes feel as though I am a baby.  When I am going to and from the cockpit to the deck, I crawl with your body weight low to the ground so not to lose my balance and fall overboard. Since we do not shower, we use wet wipes to clean yourselves. 

In these moments, I suddenly remember the curiosity of children who want to explore and learn and put everything in their mouth. Since when have we forgotten the excitement and curiosity? 

As children we were smiling constantly, bringing joy to those around us. Since when have we become so cynical and unsatisfied, always with a frowning and scowling. As children we would fall and fall again and we would pick ourselves up again and again. Since when have we forgotten this spirit to keep on trying.

As children we would trust our mothers as we clutched on to their hands and attempt to walk. Since when do we distrust other people so much and pretend as though we are living without the support of others. 

I’d like to try to live my life remembering the strength that I had, that we all had as children. I’m sure my life will change greatly.


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