The Most Important Things Weve Learned
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Posted: April 21, 2006
The Most Important Things We've Learned
Martha D of Youngstown, Ohio, asked "I know its not fair, but if you had to boil down the most important things you've learned so far this year, what would they be?"
From Douglas: This one's easy. First, it doesn't matter where you go, as long as you go. Second, where ever you do go, it'll take longer to get there than you thought, and if it's as good as you hoped, you'll stay a lot longer than you figured on (and that's the treat). And the third important thing we...... Read More

Making Mistakes - 4/20/06
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Posted: April 20, 2006
Making Mistakes
April 20, 2006
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About Marina Docking
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Posted: April 20, 2006
About Marina Docking
1. Always be attentive to what’s happening on the dock and try to work with a good dock hand.
2. One of the most common skipper errors I’ve noticed occurs when the dock hand has the spring and it’s wrapped on the dock cleat, but not yet secured because the dock hand will need to let out the spring as the boat moves into place. The skipper then guns far too hard, usually because he he’s inexperienced or panicking or both. This can seriously injure the person handling the line.
3. While each skipper is responsible for operating his own boat, a good ...... Read More

East Coast Alerts - April 20, 2006
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Posted: April 20, 2006
IMPORTANT NEWS FOR SNOWBIRDS:
Ernest Lyons Bridge (aka Indian River Bridge), Mile 984.9 Height Reduced:
This is the bridge just north of the St Lucie River/Crossroads: The vertical clearance of the new Ernest Lyons Bridge, Intracoastal Waterway Mile 984.9, Stuart, Martin County, Florida will be reduced to 50 feet from April 24 to May 12, 2006, due to the construction of the new bridge.
Remember that the St. Lucie Inlet to the south of this bridge has been reported to be shoaled and should be avoided without expert local knowledge. Lake Worth Inlet to the south and Ft. Pierce Inlet to the nor...... Read More

When You Know Youre Great
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Posted: April 20, 2006
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Traveling Down the Colombian Coast April
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Posted: April 15, 2006
April 15, 2006
Cartagena, Colombia
09º 23.169 North
076º 10.457 West
Traveling Down the Colombian Coast
By Douglas Bernon
For a number of years, while the Colombian narco-traffikers and guerrillas controlled large chunks of Colombia, few cruisers ventured outside Cartagena, other than jet flights through the capitol city of Bogotá, and brief trips to the Rosario islands — just 20 miles from Cartagena. Even fewer cruisers went anywhere near other Colombian offshore islands, or to those islands along the west-southwest rout...... Read More

Retrospective Wishes
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Posted: April 07, 2006
Retrospective Wishes
Mick K of San Jose, California, wrote to ask us: "Looking back on your first year, what do you wish you'd done before you left?"

From Douglas: There's lots of things we wish we had done before we left, but if we had done everything we think we should have done, we wouldn't be leaving for another 40 years, and the point is to get out, because there's no way you can be prepared for everything anyway. Still, both of us are sorry we didn...... Read More

East Coast Alerts - April 06, 2006
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Posted: April 06, 2006
Bridge of Lions, St. Augustine, FL Closure Schedule Revision:
They’ve done it again. This is the THIRD schedule.
We have been advised of the following information by Laurie Sanderson, Public Information Officer for the Bridge of Lions Rehabilitation Project, info@FDOTBridgeofLions.com.




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March 29 -April 6, 2006
7:00 am to 1:00 pm & 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm...... Read More

Doris Does George Town - 4/6/06
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Posted: April 06, 2006
Doris Does George Town
April 06, 2006
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Flipping the Thumb
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Posted: April 06, 2006

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