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Fear and limitations are traveling companions. When one is present, the other is not far away.

When I think limiting thoughts, it's usually because I am afraid, and when I think fearful thoughts, limitations suddently rear their ugly head.

On the other hand, when I send fear packing, my limitations disappear, and when I ignore my limiting beliefs, fear melts away as well.

There is a special zone called the No Limits / No Fear Zone where fear and limitations no longer rule.

It would be nice if I could permanently dispel fear from my mind, but that isn't possible. Fear is part of the human experience, but that doesn't mean it has to be in control. It's only when fear is in control that limitations make their appearance.

When I decided to sail around the world on my catamaran, I entered the No Limits / No Fear Zone.

It's not that I didn't feel fear or have any limitations. It's just that they were not in control. I was in a zone where I moved forward in spite of the fear. I did it anyway.

Here is a list of things of which I was afraid:

Pirates, hurricanes, reefs, coral heads, thunderstorms, microbursts, lightning, squalls, colliding with partially submerged floating containers, tsunamis, earthquakes, getting run down by ships, sinking, fire, explosion at sea, rogue waves, giant squids, whales running into the yacht, running out of money, seasickness, flipping the catamaran, pitchpoling, ripping the sails, dismasting, injuries at sea, falling overboard offshore, running out of fuel, running out of water, breaking expensive gear, damaged rudders and loss of steering, I also risked losing my medical skills while I was sailing around the world.

My fear list was extremely long, but I went sailing anyway.

When you sail in the No Limits / No Fear Zone, you understand everything that can go wrong, but you still set sail.

Youl feel the fear, but you live your dreams anyway.

It doesn't matter whether you are sailing around the world in your catamaran or driving around the world in your Land Rover, amazing things happen when you stop listening to the voice of fear.

At the top of this page, the Camel Trophy Land Rover shows no fear as it crosses the log bridge, and you should do the same. You will feel the fear, but you do it anyway.

People who stop listening to the voice of fear and who ignore their limitations get a special reward. They travel far beyond their early limited dreams.

Always remember that there is no limit to how good your life can become.

Dr. Dave

Captain Dave - David J. Abbott M.D.





Exit Only

See what it's like for a family to sail around the world on a small catamaran

Captain Save Our Souls

Awesome music video that captures the essence of what it's like to sail offshore in a catamaran around the world when conditions are less than perfect. David Abbott from Too Many Drummers sings the vocals, and he also edited the footage from our Red Sea adventures. This is the theme song from the Red Sea Chronicles.

Red Sea Blues

Sailing up the Red Sea is not for the faint of heart. From the Bab al Mandeb to the Suez Canal, adventures and adversity are in abundance. If you take things too seriously, you just might get the Red Sea Blues.

Red Sea Chronicles Trailer

If you like drum beats, and you like adventure, then have a listen to the Red Sea Chronicles Trailer.

Red Sea Chronicles Episode 1 - When Flying Fish Attack

Flying fish assault Exit Only in the middle of the night as we sail through the Arabian Gulf from the Maldives to Oman. And so begins our Red Sea adventures.

Red Sea Chronicles Episode 2 - Pirate Alley

Sailing through Pirate Alley between Yemen and Somalia involves calculated risk. It may not be Russian Roulette, but it is a bit of a worry. Follow Team Maxing Out as they navigate through Pirate Alley.

Red Sea Chronicles Episode 3 - Aden, Yemen

Stopping in Yemen was just what the doctor ordered. We refueled, repaired our alternator, and we made friends with our gracious Yemeni hosts. We also went to Baskins Robbins as a reward for surviving Pirate Alley.

Red Sea Chronicles Episode 4- Gate of Sorrows and Sandstorms

After you survive Pirate Alley, you must sail through the Gate of Sorrows (Bab Al Mandab) at the southern entrance to the Red Sea. The Gate of Sorrows lived up to its name with fifty knots of wind and a sandstorm that pummeled Exit Only for two days. Life is good.

Patreon - Maxing Out

Captain Dave and his family spent eleven years sailing around the world on their Privilege 39 catamaran, Exit Only. During the trip, the crew shot 200 hours of video with professional cameras to show people what it's like to sail on a small boat around the world.

The Red Sea Chronicles is a one hour and twenty-two minute feature film showing their adventures as Exit Only sails through Pirate Alley in the Gulf of Aden and up the Red Sea. The professional footage documents their experiences in Oman, Yemen, Eritrea, Sudan, Egypt, and the Suez Canal. It chronicles the rigors of traveling in a remote section of the world rarely visited by cruisers. Exit Only dodges Yemeni pirates, fights a gale and sand storms in the Bab al Mandeb at the southern entrance to the Red Sea. The crew explores deserted islands on the western shores of the Red Sea, and learns to check the cruising guides for land mines before venturing ashore.

The Red Sea Chronicles also has outstanding Special Features including an Instructional Video on Storm Management that tells sailors how to deal with storms at sea.

And don't forget the two Music Videos: "The Red Sea Blues", and "Captain - Save Our Souls".

The Red Sea Chronicles is a first class adventure that stokes the sailing dreams of both experienced and wannabe sailors alike.

Red Sea Chronicles

Save A Tree Bookstore

Although I like the feel of a paper book in my hand, I love trees even more. When people purchase an eBook, they actually save trees and save money as well. Ebooks are less expensive and have no negative impact on the environment. All of Dr. Dave's books are available at Save A Tree Bookstore. Visit the bookstore today and start putting good things into your mind. It's easy to fill your mind with positive things using eBooks. No matter where you are or what you are doing, you can pull out your smart phone or tablet and start reading. You can even use electronic highlighters and make annotations in your eBooks just like paper books.