Monthly Archives: November 2008

Safe arrival in Darwiin !

After 19 days at sea, 6 sailors and 12 wobbly legs have hit solid ground. What an amazing journey! From sleeping in a washing machine, (Matt's favourite saying), to cooking at a 20 degree angle, to bathing on the swim

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Happy Birthday Rita !!

Nov. 20/08 Thursday Okay, lets try that again – looks like a half finished blog got sent yesterday – here is the rest of it. Happy Birthday Rita ! It's day 16 on our passage from Epi Island (Vanuatu) to

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Happy Birthday Rita !!

Nov. 20/08 Thursday Happy Birthday Rita ! It's day 16 on our passage from Epi Island (Vanuatu) to Darwin, Austrailia and 34 days since I left Winnipeg, Mb. Wow ! It's really hard to believe how quickly the time has

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Thank you God, for sending us fish…….

Fish, fish, fish, fish, fish, fish, fish, fish Thank you, God, for sending us fish. One Barracuda (that bit Dennis, “I told you he was still alive!”) A Wahoo, that offered no resistance. Two (a male and a female) MahiMahi,

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C is for Compassion

C is for Compassion Wings spread, Conversations reaches again for the open sea. Her long lines run down the last of the shallow, reef strewn waters, seeking the safety and freedom of the deep, open sea. Ahead, lays Darwin. Behind

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Bruises, Bites, Excitement, Boredom

Bruises and BitesSince embarking on this adventure, the newbies will have great memories and some physical evidence as a result of the many spills and tumbles taken from the sudden shifts of the boat in choppy water. Each has little

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All’s well that ends well…

Hi, everyone, As you know, we had quite the day on Wednesday when our spinnaker got all twisted, and we had to take it in. Well, that night, on our 1800h watch, all was going well until a sudden gust

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mermaids, hitch hikers, feeding frenzy, who’s been sleeping in my bed

This is an summary of the things I have noted over the past 2 weeks as we make our way to the Great Barrier Reef.MermaidsYou have all probably read our encounter with the sea turtles and dugongs in Epi but

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Straightening out the blog!

Hello All,Irena here checking in from Singapore! I have finally managed to straighten out the blog posts that were mis-dated. Somehow Cress’s computer was set to a month ahead for a while – so a few of the posts were

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Yet another knot!

I was now looking up some fifty feet in the air, and at the end the starboard side of the second spreader was my next challenge on this sailing adventure… Ok it's me again. It seems that every time I

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