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Reacquainting Myself with Paradise
"I now make my apologies to Panama, Samoa, Vanuatu, Bali, Djibouti, Egypt, and Malta, to name a few of the places I remember fondly. I've had to choose and the guilt of playing favorites hastens me to justify that the scales were tipped because time is on French Polynesia's side. My longest layover in two-and-a-half years of sailing was the five months spent between a couple Marquesan islands, Tahiti and Moorea, a place of friends, foods, sights, sounds and smells that I happily and thoroughly absorbed. Everything about the exotic blend of French and Polynesian cultures created by nature, the natives, and the people who have chosen these remote islands over continental life seemed fabulously cool to my maturing sense of aesthetics."

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Reacquainting Myself with Paradise      Submitted by Noel Wed Jul 14, 2004 )

Setting Off - Poole to Falmouth
"Sarah and I have never had much success at fishing from boats. So, before leaving Poole, we commissioned Chris from Rival Spirit to choose some fishing gear for us, which he duly did. This was nothing elaborate, just an handline with a variety of lures and a paravane to hold them underwater. Anyway, we duly dangled this device over the transom, and very shortly were rewarded with a plump mackerel. And then another, and another, and so on. We thought we had stumbled on the recipe for successful fishing, but this was not so. During the reminder of our 10-month trip the line was aired on numerous occasions, but never again did we catch anything. A boat nearby might be hauling in tuna and kingfish as though they were going out of fashion, but not Avalon."

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Setting Off - Poole to Falmouth      Submitted by Noel Tue Jul 13, 2004 )

Boat Review: Nimble Artic 25
"The Arctic is built on a double-ended sharpie hull with almost no flare and very little overhang.  It measures 26' LOD with a 24'2" LWL.  The beam is 8'3" and the displacement is listed at 2900-3600# depending upon which source you look at.  Based upon the measured weight of my Arctic, I believe that an empty Arctic displaces closer to 4500#.  Arctic specifications as provided in a Nimble brochure are as follows:"

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Boat Review: Nimble Artic 25      Submitted by Noel Mon Jul 12, 2004 )

Hall of Fame Interview: Vince Brun
"My dad, a cruising sailor, got us little boats that we started sailing together. In the beginning I was just crewing for my older brother. Then we got into Snipes--it was my brother, one of his friends and I. We traveled very little. A "big trip" was going to the southern end of the country. I didn't make it to Europe until later in life when I started crewing for other people, I just didn't have the resources to go anyplace outside of Brazil on my own. "

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Hall of Fame Interview: Vince Brun      Submitted by Noel Sun Jul 11, 2004 )

The Water Roads of South-East Asia
"The further south they get the more traffic there is on the river. It has been very quiet up to now but Jo expects there to be more activity, including tourism, south of Mandalay. He said the people are incredibly friendly and unobtrusive. There is always a crowd in the evenings and they're so polite its a pleasure to have them around. None of them have seen a boat like this on the river, so many just sit and examine. Jo's companions find food and drinks each day so he's not having to raid his stocks. He's been struck by the hospitality and says the sign language is developing well."

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: The Water Roads of South-East Asia      Submitted by Noel Sat Jul 10, 2004 )

Bidding Bon Voyage to a Boat
"The upcoming trip couldn't happen to a nicer couple. Tim has planned for and dreamed about it for years, steadily working toward making it a reality, while Varuna patiently awaited the big day that would have her chasing horizons again. I am aware of the risk of being sappy with this marriage metaphor, but it is one that is so appropriate to describe the relationships we may have with our boats, especially when they are taking us across oceans. To survive, we become co-dependent on each other, and as with human couples, the intensity of this neediness is something we can never forget. "

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Bidding Bon Voyage to a Boat      Submitted by Noel Fri Jul 9, 2004 )

Going Cruising
I will be out on the water for the next few days, so don't worry about the lack of posts. The volume will return to normal when I get back next week.

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Going Cruising      Submitted by Noel Fri Jul 9, 2004 )

The Seagull's First Trip To Baja
"There is not much showing on the chart that looks like good shelter along the Baja coast, but the offshore islands offer some good shelter. Isla San Francisco has three good anchorages, one, the "Hook" is a magnificent almost fully enclosed bay with a good sand bottom. From there is a 17 mile open water crossing to Isla Partida, which has at least 3 good anchorages, one the very popular cove formed where Partida almost joins Isla Espiritu Santo, Partida Cove. There are a number of nice bays along Espiritu Santo's Western shore, most of which will give good protection from N or NW wind, but are all wide open to West or South. . .and I got some fairly good W'ly breeze the one night I slept there. Oh well. "

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: The Seagull's First Trip To Baja      Submitted by Noel Fri Jul 9, 2004 )

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Simple Sailor 1
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Phil Bolger 1
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On Island Time
Marvin Creamer 1
Marvin Creamer 2
Jay Fitzgerald 1
Jay Fitzgerald 2
Container Yachts
Ancient Mariners 1
Ancient Mariners 2
EarthNC Plus
Mike Harker
Cast Off
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Chief of Watertribe 2
Dave and Anke 1
Dave and Anke 2
Michael Storer 1
Michael Storer 2
Serge Testa
Floating Fox
Fine Tolerance 1
Fine Tolerance 2
Mississippi voyage
Lugnut 1
Lugnut 2
Robby Smith 1
Robby Smith 2
Sailing Grace
Jimmy Cornell
Webb Chiles 1
Webb Chiles 2
John Wellsford 1
John Wellsford 2
Shane St. Clair 1
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Capt. Dave Kyser
Hugh Horton
American Eagle
Trekka 1
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Black Swan
Bluesphere Update
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Chesapeake Light Craft
Don Backe of CRAB
Sven Yrvind 1
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Spirit of S.C.
Gannon & Benjamin
Center for wooden boats
Canal Boat
Caribbean Compass
Mahina Expeditions
Exit Only Part 1
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Graham Byrnes
SoCal Potters
World Cruising Club
Saving Old Seagulls
Grahame Shannon
Spanish and French
Mico Verde
Ministry of Rum
Silver Donald Cameron
Community Boating
George Buehler
The Venturers Cruise
Ted Brewer
Managing the Waterways
The Haskells
Paul Lutus part 1
Paul Lutus part 2
Reese Palley
Fix it and sail
Pete Goss
George Moffett
Good Old Boat
Ellen Landrum
Celestial Navigation
Nick Moloney
Iceblink part 1
Iceblink part 2
Outward Bound
Lin and Larry Pardey part 1
Lin and Larry Pardey part 2
Jeff Hazzard
Boat Surveys
Schooner to Cuba part 1
Schooner to Cuba part 2
Lightning and Sailboats
Microcruising part 1
Microcruising part 2
Around in 8 Feet part 1
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Stickers and Vacation
Sandy Mackinnon part 1
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The Naked Lady
Eileen Quinn
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Sir Chay Blyth
Kruise for Kids
Project Bluesphere
Celestial Navigation
Distant Shores part 1
Distant Shores part 2
Red Rock Sailing
Luke and DD part 1
Luke and DD part 2
Google Earth
Island Packet Yachts
Offshore Sailing School
Aviva Challenge
Sea Pearl 21
Karen Hansen
Flying scott
Hunter Marine
My first sailboat
Delphi yachts
Lats and Atts
Doyle Ploch
Spirit Investigations
Running aground
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