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Sunday, February 10, 2013

Dry land once more



It's funny how life goes on in the big wide world without me watching it. Traveling on a boat, with no access to the Internet, I had a chance to get away from it all. While I missed connecting with friends and the greater blog community, it was a true vacation. We did have a cell phone and actually took a couple calls, but it was family. The kids and grandkids always get through.

Sailing conditions were a bit fluky. The motor actually got a bit of use this trip. While not a bit fan of gas burners, it was good to get our destinations before dark.

We had a good trip down the cost. This was our only company at an island anchorage, and they left sometime in the night.





Brownie the sailor dog is a big fan of islands -especially after a long day on the boat.




I'm catching up on laundry and other shore chores. More later.

-Sixbears

10 comments:

  1. I envy you...such fun. Remember, those islands are sometimes home to many rattlesnakes.

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    1. My lovely wife met a large one last year -right next to a beware of rattlesnake sign. They don't bother us much, and we don't bother them.

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  2. Like Stephen said, watch out for snakes. And I suppose salt water crocks, too. I spotted one on the Gulf coast of Florida years ago. Glad your first outing of the season went well and you enjoyed yourselves, as did Brownie.

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  3. How time flies when you're having fun. And I hope you did. But surely this is just the first part of your ocean adventures for the season. You've hardly had time to get the keel wet...

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  4. Good to hear from you and that you're having a good time.

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  5. Have you got charts for the Pacific?
    Do you know how far it is to New Zealand?
    Never mind the laundry. I've checked and there's a good weather window. I'll keep a lookout for you in a few days. I'll book a berth for you at Whangarei, you and your lovely wife will love it there. I'll listen out for you on the radio and when you get closer we'll chat on the VHF...

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    1. Gee thanks Tortoise! Expect to see you any day now. :)

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