David Welsford has life figured out — he lives alone on a 28-foot sailboat in the Caribbean. While he admits that it can get lonely at times, his life of sailing around, making money where he can, and watching the sun rise and set every day seems about as perfect as it can get. He spends much of his time performing upkeep on his ship and taking pictures. When it’s time for a bath (“every two or three days”), he simply rubs soap on himself and jumps into the sea.

Welsford seems uncertain about his future — to sail north would mean to sail home, which he isn’t ready for, and to sail through the Panama Canal into the Pacific would mean following the trade winds to Australia. So for now, he’ll be following the wind wherever it takes him.

This article was originally published on September 20, 2014.

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