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Medical Supplies
"As the years go by, we seem to take less and less. The main reason for this, is that it's fairly easy to obtain prescription drugs in other countries. Unless we are planning for regions far removed from reliable medical clinics (the middle of the ocean for example, or deep in the Pacific Islands), we keep our medicine chest basic. Generally, if we stock a vast selection of expensive pills, they usually just go out of date."

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Medical Supplies      Submitted by Noel Thu Jul 22, 2004 )

Pregnancy Afloat
"Perhaps the biggest fear facing a pregnant woman, who is contemplating a cruise, is the "seasick issue". Taking conventional seasick pills, or patch-type motion sickness remedies, is not an option since these drugs can cross over the placenta to the unborn baby. There are some natural remedies that may work. For example, ginger or ginger ale. Certain foods might soothe a nauseous stomach, while other foods, such as spicy dishes, might aggravate it. For each person this varies greatly, just as seasickness in general varies from person to person. I was fortunate because I was never bothered by seasickness or morning sickness while pregnant."

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Pregnancy Afloat      Submitted by Noel Thu Jul 22, 2004 )

Choices in Electronics
"I remember the summer of '75 when we got the knotmeter--it was disappointing to discover how slow we were actually sailing: "Better get some new sails!" I remember the summer of '78 when we added the depth meter--we kept our eye's glue to it and panicked every time the depth began decreasing: "We're going to run aground!" The Radio Direction Finder was the final blow. Suddenly, it was always foggy when we went sailing and without it we would have been lost for sure. "Good thing we have the RDF!""

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Choices in Electronics      Submitted by Noel Thu Jul 22, 2004 )

Yacht Review: Tribe
"At the risk of resorting to hyperbole, I must say that Tribeís performance was spectacular. We had plenty of the toys, including a Gunboat 15 inflatable catamaran tender with 15-hp Yamaha outboard, DVD player, computer, desks in each of the cabins, fishing equipment and room for wind surfers or even motor scooters. We were loaded down with more than a monthís supplies, full fuel and water. And despite the weight, the boat was quick and light. The knuckles at the bows were several inches out of the water, enabling Tribe to tack effortlessly, and the freeboard was sufficient so that it didnít bury its bows while in a seaway. "

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Yacht Review: Tribe      Submitted by Noel Wed Jul 21, 2004 )

Tips On Leaving The Boat for Land Travel
"The most critical thing to research before leaving your boat behind in a foreign country is to make darn sure you will be "allowed" back across the border. The problem with traveling out of a foreign country arises on your return; the immigration guy at the airport (or wherever) is going to wonder why you don't have a return ticket. Never mind that your flight originated in his country. He or she will want to know how you are departing again. Before leaving your boat contact immigration, and try to obtain some sort of form that proves you have a boat and that it will be your means of departure. This will save a lot of hassles because airport officials are very inflexible. We learned this lesson, and many others, the hard way. It seems that we are always having issues with immigration officers."

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Tips On Leaving The Boat for Land Travel      Submitted by Noel Wed Jul 21, 2004 )

A New Year's to Remember
"From Isla Sal, the next anchorage at Boa Vista Island was about 30 miles away. No problem: a simple 5 to 6 hour sail. Unfortunately, the red Sahara dust persisted. What should have been a carefree daysail became a navigation headache. I had the RDF blipping away in the cockpit (see Coast of Christmas Past for details). Although I knew our course was accurate, there was no way to tell how far we'd sailed, or how far we had to go. The beach finally appeared through the murk so we followed the shoreline until we located the bay."

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: A New Year's to Remember      Submitted by Noel Wed Jul 21, 2004 )

A New Year's to Remember, Part 2
"Within minutes we snagged a wahoo. While I played him Jaja doused the jib and turned us head-to-wind. When the brute was alongside, Jaja took a length of quarter-inch rope, made a large slip knot around the fishing line, then slid her make-shift lasso over the head of the fish. She worked it over the fish's body, then cinched it tight around the nub of the tail. A gaff would have been a much easier way to land the fish but we did not have a gaff. We hauled the fish aboard by its tail then wacked it on the head with a winch handle. The wahoo was five-and-a-half feet long and weighed about the same as our 6-horse Johnson outboard."

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: A New Year's to Remember, Part 2      Submitted by Noel Wed Jul 21, 2004 )

The Telephone Call
"I was trying to call home. The phone booth was a two mile hike from the boat. Luckily, I had a kick-sled to ride. It glided well over the packed snow on the streets. Even though it was daytime, it was pitch dark because the sun had disappeared for the winter. Snow was blowing horizontally in my face. The blizzard was getting worse. When I reached the phone booth I couldn't open the door; it was wedged shut by drifted snow. I used a combination of my booted foot and the front of the sled to push away enough snow to wedge myself in the crack-like opening. I was thankful that the phone booth was the old-fashioned kind. At least it offered a little protection from the elements. As I dialed I hoped that I wouldn't get the answering machine again. This was the third day in a row I had tried to get through."

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: The Telephone Call      Submitted by Noel Wed Jul 21, 2004 )

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