Australian Castaway Recounts Comfort He Felt Adrift at Sea, Thanks to Meditation, Swimming, and Dog

From an AP story by Maria Versa headlined “Australian castaway recounts comfort he felt adrift at sea, thanks to meditation, swimming, and dog”:

MANZANILLO, Mexico (AP) — He quit his corporate job and moved to Mexico to pursue his dream of sailing solo across the ocean.

Australian Timothy Shaddock, 54, bought his 30-foot catamaran two years ago in the Mexican Pacific resort of Puerto Vallarta. He needed a place to live and he liked the isolation.

“Of course, living on a boat and sailing on a boat is two different things and that was more of a challenge,” Shaddock told the AP Wednesday after stepping onto land for the first time in months.