The Light House
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Posted: September 15, 2006
September 15, 2006
Sandy Bay--El Bight
Isla de Guanaja, Honduras, CA
16º 27.313 North
85º 52.161 West
The Light House
By Bernadette Bernon




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Medical Care In The Caribbean
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Posted: September 08, 2006
Medical Care In The Caribbean
Cathy P. of Grand Rapids, Michigan, wrote "how easy is it to get good medical care when cruising some of the remote places in the Caribbean?"

From Douglas: Fortunately, the Caribbean is not all that remote. You can get excellent medical and dental care in all the larger cities of Central America. Even from the San Blas, you can get to the mainland of Panama, and the sophisticated medical centers in Panama City, relatively easily, and becaus...... Read More

Super Lights
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Posted: September 07, 2006
Wait A Minute! You want me to SEE what’s out there? What if I don’t like it? It could be all sorts of things. UFOs. Water spouts. Waterfalls. Dragons. It’s kind of nice sitting here with my book, cozy and safe behind my wheel. That autopilot hasn’t let me down yet. It knows where it’s going. I’m sure it does. It knows…………… wait a minute……… WHAT’S THAT NOISE???
Ok, I admit it, I can be a little spooked by the dark. Especially out in the ocean. Give me a nice moon and I’m fine. Even a clear s...... Read More

After the Storm
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Posted: September 07, 2006




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Tom’s Tips About Candlepower
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Posted: September 07, 2006


Whenever I see a flashy box in a store containing a light with a huge candlepower rating alleged on the side of the box, I’m very skeptical that it’s a good light.


Think about it: 3 million candlepower? Exactly what are we talking about here?


A beam, to help you, must travel through dark and often cut through mist and illuminate an object far away, with minimum of distortion, such as a dark area in the middle of the beam.


This is very different from making a great rather indiscriminate glow in the dark.


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Toms Tips About Survival After the Storm
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Posted: September 07, 2006
1. When you stock up on storm supplies, make sure your boat is also stocked, if it’s a boat that you can live on for awhile. This includes water and fuel.
2. If it’s better to haul your boat for the storm, do it. Don’t just leave it in the water with the thought that you may need it after the storm. It may not be there when you need it.
3. Inquire of your haulout facility whether they have generators or other equipment to get your boat back in the water right after the storm. They should be able to put you in soon if it’s consistent with safety, although sometimes...... Read More

Mr. Bing And The Water Pump
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Posted: September 01, 2006
September 1, 2006
Isla Providencia , Colombia
13º 22.812 North
081º 22.445 West
Mr. Bing And The Water Pump
By Douglas Bernon
Over time, the spoils of war have made this gentle little island the property of several nations, but since the 19 th century it’s been a far-off post of Colombia, even though its closest neighbor is Nicaragua, just 120 miles away. Colombia is almost four times as far. Bernadette and I love Providencia. This is our third stop here; we have friends we love to hang out with, and each time w...... Read More

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