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Entries Tagged as 'Crazies and Wackos'

The Volcano at Port Resolution, Tanna, Vanuatu

October 23rd, 2010 · 2 Comments · Beautiful, Famous Firsts, Our Route, shoe-cruising, Shore Excursions, Vanuatu

Since we knew we would be staying in Fiji for so long, it was never in our original plans to go to Vanuatu.  Yes, we had heard interesting things about it, but we just felt like we didn’t have enough time.  But, as fortune would have it, we randomly ran into fellow cruisers S/V Victoria […]

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To Future Cruisers: Plan better than we have…

August 10th, 2010 · 3 Comments · Fellow Cruisers, French Polynesia, Oh Crap., Our Route, Passages, Stupid Ideas, Tonga

I can’t believe I’m writing this, but we are going to be doing ANOTHER LONG PASSAGE.  What is the deal?!?!  Most people who do this cruising thing try to keep the long passages to the minimum.  But, not us! Oh no, we like to just GO.  We have barely been sailing for 6 months and […]

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Define “Crazy”

January 21st, 2010 · 4 Comments · Introspection, On Fear, Preparing for the trip, The beginning

For the first time in weeks, I’m up early – well, up at 8:30 which is much earlier than the 10:00+ routine we’ve been in this month.  It’s raining outside and I believe it rained most of the night, and I am cozy in pj pants and Matt’s warm fleece, seated right in front of […]

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A note on safety

December 8th, 2009 · No Comments · On Safety

We are getting ready to go on this big sailing trip, you know, and two of the most common questions people ask us are: – Is it safe? – Are you scared? And – yes it is safe, and no I’m NOT scared of going sailing – for lots of reasons I won’t go into […]

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