Two different stories this week, two different voyages.
Firstly the news that the couple at the heart of the 1,000 days at sea are now parents, with the birth of a baby boy to Soayna - which more than explains the decision to leave the boat earlier this year. Many congratulations to both!
Of course if this had been a real journey to Mars then we would have our first space baby!
The other trip is more serious - to sail to Gaza to bring much needed supplies and to raise awareness of the Nakba and the decades of occupation and oppression of the Palestinians.
Both journeys have a desire to more than just watch the world but to in some form or other change it and for the better. And that - despite those that would scoff both - I respect.