"Not only is the universe stranger than what we imagine,
it is stranger than what we can imagine."
Sir Arthur Eddington

Here and There

  •  7/15/2018
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The month in New York passed quickly as early summer seems like the busiest time of the year. We managed to fit in family parties, an SSCA Gam, doctors’ appointments, dinners with friends, a visit to the beach, and just plain catching up with everyone in New York. Well, not everyone, after all it is a big city. We visited our old marina and were updated on what’s new in our “old” neighborhood. We were fortunate to be able to stay with good friends in Brooklyn who had a two-family house which hal...
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Trinidad's North Coast

Two Worlds

  •  6/14/2018
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At midnight, we flew from Trinidad to New York City, arriving around 5 AM this morning. That is what I get for not noticing the AM on the departure time. Jet Blue threw a red-eye in their schedule and failed to use our accustomed nomenclature of 0015 and used the landlubbers 12:15AM. When two worlds collide, the outcome may not be as expected. Well at least I caught the discrepancy and we did not show up at Piarco airport 12 hours late. Maureen would not have been pleased. Thirty Thousand feet ...
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Closing Thoughts at Anchor

  •  6/5/2018
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Nothing seems to bring cruisers together like the discussion of anchoring rights. It is the opposite of the cruisers other major topic, the best anchor, where no one agrees. All boaters agree on Anchoring Rights. Heck, organizations like the SSCA have fought for years, legally defending the right to anchor in U.S. waterways, mostly in Florida. Anchoring Rights are part of the internationally recognized Right to Navigate.  Maybe Columbus was not the first but certainly the most famous cruiser to ...
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Ride the Train

  •  5/28/2018
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We hop on the Sunday train when available. It matters little where it is headed as that is one of its appeals. We meet others on the train and that is also the appeal. Each one of us share stories and experiences while proceeding down our own track to our final destination. We may come from different origins but are together as one on this journey. Along the way we learn to shed our liabilities, the things that hold us back from achieving our goal. Some call that winning the game. Theres a lesso...
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Entering Bequia

Sailing Through the Grenadines

  •  5/20/2018
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The small islands between Bequia and Carriacou are known as the Grenadines. Other than Carriacou which is part of Grenada, they all belong to the country of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. In a stretch of less than 35 miles fewer than a dozen small islands and numerous smaller rock outcroppings dot the clear waters of Eastern Caribbean. Together, they are the most tropical looking islands that people may think of when they think of small tropical islands. Arguably, the Virgins, further north in ...
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Entering Bequia

Fix'n Boats Again

  •  5/10/2018
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Fixn boats again! (To the tune of On the Road Again, apologies to Willie Nelson) Fixn boats again Just cant stop fixn boats again Seems like that is all I ever do And it seems like I am never thru, Fixn boats again Buying parts, will it never end? Sails and heads and engine pumps again And I just cant stop fixn boats again Fixn boats again Leaving a trail of broken promises I go down the sea way Hoping for the best way Of fixn what is nixn my way, and my way Is fixn boats again Just cant sto...
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