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Happy New Year!

By The First Mate

The Holidays are over, the New Year is here and a new video is up.  

The Ala Wai- Part 2.  Chuck takes our new video camera for a tour of the Ala Wai and Leah arrives in town to participate with Laura in the Tinman Triathalon.  This series will cover liveaboard life in the Ala Wai and our preparation of Lealea to begin our cruising life.  The quality of the video is shaky to start as we learn how to use the camera but be prepared to laugh, we certainly have. 

It began snowing last night, just a light dusting but the snow plows were out early this morning. Temperatures have been ranging from the twenties to thirties and it has been cold and dry.  

Laura has been busy working at Waterways vet clinic.  Puppies, kittens and surgeries have been filling her days while Chuck has been wrestling with the computer gear and editing.  It has taken him more than a month to get all the computers backed up, networked, reconfigured and functioning happily together.

There have been some great new forums showing up on Facebook. Sailing and Cruising, Cruising with Pets and Women who Splice are a few, all are by invite only but if you are interested send a PM.

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"Jim's book is thoroughly, entertaining and honest and for us to be included is an honor. 

If you dream of sailing off into the sunset after you retire 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.
The first book I read after moving aboard Lealea.  A wonderful journey that got me dreaming.
Looking for a read that will make your stomach hurt from laughing?  This one did it for us!  A definite page turner.
-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

“The Ashley Book of Knots” by Clifford W. Ashley is, quite simply, the definitive work on knots.  We think if you have more than a passing interest in marlinspike seamanship or decorative knotting this book is pretty much a “Must Have” This book is a high mass volume. 
                       -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
anniversary of the sinking. This book tells that story.
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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