Three vessels and their crews had joined.
After a crazy first couple of days battling the elements, the pace turned. Jacqui and I were in our first caravan; it's a fascinating concept when you think of it. Three groups all huddled together that have one thing in common: they decided to leave all familiarity behind, squeeze themselves into a claustrophobic home-on-wheels and brave whatever forces stand in their way, for what essentially amounts to an extreme sports version of a road trip.
Welcome to Overlanding.
Behind that 57 second video was 1400 miles and 12 days of stories. We camped among bolders in the high desert. We built a shanty town with our rigs and awnings next to the sea where we gathered fresh oysters off the beach. We made a new friend and camped with him near the Grey Whales, where he later got arrested for kayaking among those very Grey Whales. We had margaritas that were too strong, twice, then shoved 6 people in the Westy and collectively determined that it didn't feel "that crowded."
In the blink of an eye we parted ways. Miles and Aaron headed west for waves. Josh and Jenna headed south to meet his mom. Jacqui and I headed east for the wind.
Miles' and Aaron's videos of our time together.