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Sailing ships sit at anchor as dawn breaks outside the harbor in Victoria, British Columbia, on June 23, 2005. REUTERS/Andy Clark AC/CN
A Canadian man who set out on a solo sail 267 days ago returned to land earlier this month to a much different world than he left.
Bert terHart, a public speaker and IT entrepreneur, set sail from Victoria, British Columbia, in October, making a months-long trip around the world via the five Capes — South Cape in New Zealand, South East and Cape Leeuwin in Australia, Cape Agulhas in South Africa, and Cape Horn in Chile — with no aid from electronic navigational devices.
He arrived home on July 18, in a world hit by the novel coronavirus pandemic. He had seen COVID-19 restrictions first-hand during a stop in Rarotonga, the largest of the Cook Islands, in May, but didn’t fully know what
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