Monthly Archives: August 2009

Transitions

August 26, 2009 I’ve been thinking about this for a couple of days, and the concept gelled this morning as I shed some tears over my friend Lee’s blog (last cruising entry for a while).  Her final lines are “We … Continue reading

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Name games . . .

August 24, 2009 Sailors are a superstitious lot.  From “don’t leave for a voyage on a Friday” to “toast Neptune when you cross the equator” to “put a penny under the mast when you step it” and all points in … Continue reading

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Head games.

August 22, 2009 When I mention that we are headed off to the Bahamas on our sailboat for 8 months or so, a common reaction is, “Can I come too?”  I think for a lot of people the idea of … Continue reading

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Minutiae . . .

August 20 Working on all the small details, jumping back and forth between getting things wrapped up on shore and planning the stops along the way.  I tend to get carried away with PLANNING, even though I know darn well … Continue reading

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Something else is driving this boat!

August 19, 2009 The focus the last few days has been on the self-steering options we are dealing with.  For those who are not sailors (or long-distance boaters), you have to understand that steering the boat gets old really, really … Continue reading

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Calypso Sails Again!

August 18, 2009 Getting this blog set up is turning out to be a frustrating exercise.  I will indeed get there, but the learning curve may well be steeper than Mt. Everest. So . . . moving backwards in time … Continue reading

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