‘Ongemak’, the name of our boat, is the Afrikaans word for discomfort.
It was also the name of our grandfather’s farm, and from the moment that we (brothers Oloff & Muir) came up with this name, it stuck, it grew, and sometimes became akin to a living force behind the project. It was a name that at once reflected our roots in the platteland far from the sea, as well as a sense of adventure and a willingness for sacrificing comfort and comfort-zones for new uncharted horizons.
“…break the pattern of thought which says more comfort means a better life. The good life has damn-all to do with comfort. The good life has to do with stretching mind and body…” – Reese Palley
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