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Lost Blog and Beautiful Day.

by the First Mate

So I had another blog post written, until Windows decided to do an update.  Sigh.

We fueled up this morning at the Annual Festival Pancake Breakfast at St. Catherine's and then waddled down to the hardware store to pick up a few supplies.

This last week of sunshine lead to an unsightly amount of growth dancing merrily around our hull so today's chore was to mow the lawn.  We warped Lealea into the neighboring slip and were back in ours again in under 20 minutes. 


The rest of the morning we lazed around enjoying both the radio and the sounds of a busy harbor on a summer day. We are expecting a few more days of warm dry weather so it looks like we might be varnishing tomorrow.  

A play by the Mitkof Mummers finished off our afternoon. Shipwreck on Cannery Island was quite memorable with characters named Sister Willa Sayagain and Nikoleta Lotafishgoya.  A short one hour play injected with local humor telling the story of a pair of vikings brothers who lose their ship in a storm after one brother offends a wizard and she curses their ship which is returning home from a raid. Loaded with gold and three nuns the ship is lost and they find themselves stranded on Cannery Island where they are immediately mistaken as seasonal employees looking for work at the Fish Cannery. Very funny. 

Yesterday was busy as well with our first Google Hangout which lasted an hour and a half.  We still have some learning to do but we very much enjoyed answering the questions through the chat function and were amazed at how many countries were joining us. Poland, Sweden, Holland and New Zealand being just a few.  Very Cool!  

Thanks again Jonas for your support.

After the Hangout we grabbed lunch at Kito's Kave, listened to some music in the beer garden then walked a block over to catch the start of the parade.  


It has been a fun week. 
  
A cousin visiting from Vancouver.



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Jim's book is thorough, entertaining and honest and for us to be included is an honor. If you are getting ready to retire and dream of sailing off in to the sunset we suggest "Sailing into Retirement" is a must read.

Chuck and Laura

Fellow shipmate, Fran Taylor, writes about her many adventures as crew sailing aboard different tall ships and she mentions one voyage in particular  during her time aboard HMB Endeavour where she meets a couple on their honeymoon.  Read the humorous tale of the seasick groom and how a new "private signal" was born among the Endeavour crew.
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-Laura
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-Chuck and Laura

"This Old Boat" If you can only have one book on sailboat maintenance aboard, this is the one.

-Chuck Rose

"This old boat" If you can only have one book on sailboat maintenance, this is the one.
Chuck and Laura

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                       -Chuck and Laura
Fran Taylor was born and grew up in Scotland on the banks of the River Clyde.  She has sailed all over the world in a number of “Tall Ships” and has had a number of articles published. She is a regular on the guest  speaking circuit around Perth where she lives when not pursuing her dreams and answering the call of the sea. In 2012 she took part in the Titanic Memorial Cruise, a special event to commemorate the 100th
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The story of Margo Wood and her husband Charles who began the "Charlie's Charts" cruising guide series. When her husband passed away she began to sail as a singlehander.   A wonderful story about a lady I admire a lot. - Laura  
An excellent read for anyone interested in single handed sailing. An inspiration for women. Anne had quite an adventure and this book is especially interesting to Albin Vega owners.- Chuck
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