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POLAND! 🇵🇱

The Chmielowicz Polish gambit is on!  22 of Irena’s family are descending on Warsaw’s spring for a two week tour extravaganza of sights,  hikes,  and stories of the old country.   Look out fair people: The return of Chmielowicz women

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Boat Show Vancouver 2016

Imagine, 5 days with nothing to do but meet new people as they drift by the BC Authors both at the Vancouver Boat Show! I was a newcomer among the marine authors of BC, selling my humble single title, sandwiched

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Vancouver Boat show Speaking Schedule

Boat Show speaking Schedule I hope you will come out to visit me at the Vancouver Boat show in January. I will be on hand every day, hanging out at the BC Author’s both gamming away, and doing a daily

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Making Landfall – Reality Sinking In

It’s was a cold morning here on board Conversations – our very own R.E.M. (Reality Escape Machine). Day 17 from Hawaii. Patches of fog drifting about, solidly overcast, it was hard to believe land and life is only another sleep

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Heah! Somebody turned out the lights…

It was like God went home, and turned off the lights on the way out. Dark and Windy? Hah! Rough? Last night, finally, the remnants of tropical storm Ignacio overtook us as she roared past to the north, dragging her

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Half way, Tropical Storm Gracio in dogged pursuit

Hi everyone, Well we are now into day 9, a day or so from half way. The weather has been excellent and the winds cooperating nicely – so far! It has cooled off now which is relief for sleeping and

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Steady as she goes!

Day 7 is as clear and beautiful day as you could have at sea. Clear blue skys, azure waters, puffy playful cu’s, and little us, beavering along northbound at about 7 knots. We have not seen a single ship, boat,

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//WL2K

Hawaiian lullaby After 11 days of being lulled into ?preparing to leave? we finally made our break from Hawaii on Wednesday afternoon. After arriving there on Aug 15th, we had the boat ready to go within a few days as

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Tropical Storm Kilo

Yup! Nothing like a bit of weather to get your attention. And to shove aside, for a while at least, our modest human ambitions to sail from Hawaii to Vancouver And nothing like a bit of weather to cast me into

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Anatomy of a tough passage

It is one week away from our passage on s.v. Conversations from Hawaii to Vancouver. My anticipation is growing as I make the psychological transition from workshop leader back to sailor. I will be leaving Jackson Hole for Hawaii and the boat on

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