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Old 08-01-2010, 17:41   #1
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Difficult 2,800nm Passage...


Well, in a day or so we are off on a series of passages that I really don't want to do.
The 'lil buggers in the pirate boats and the religious/political nature of some of the area means what could be a wonderful experience is looked forward to like a carbunkle up the butt of life.

We are basically not stopping between here and the next place thats never in the news papers. 5,000nms before we will be in happy-land again.

As you may have read in some of my posts we don't listen to cruisers bull, and go our own route. This time the gloom and doom stories are real, the route set or exposed, and yes, the chances are low, very low, but not miniscule.

We will get through unscathed as I have more tricks and secrets up my sleeve than Houdini, but it won't be a fun trip.

What we miss in this trip we will do again sometime in the future if the locals want it more than they want belligerence.

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PS We have our new mainsail delivered today!! Yippee!
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Old 08-01-2010, 18:03   #2
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Good Luck and be careful and let us know you made it!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can you tell us of your planned route?
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Hey Mark and Nicole have a good trip. The sailing up there isn't too bad so that will be good at least. We got hit by lightning two days ago so are on our way back to Phuket to get electronics quotes.

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Old 08-01-2010, 20:25   #4
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I have just said a prayer for you and your crew. I shall continue to do so as often as you come to mind until I hear report of your safe passage.

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Well, in a day or so we are off on a series of passages that I really don't want to do.
The 'lil buggers in the pirate boats and the religious/political nature of some of the area means what could be a wonderful experience is looked forward to like a carbunkle up the butt of life.

We are basically not stopping between here and the next place thats never in the news papers. 5,000nms before we will be in happy-land again.

As you may have read in some of my posts we don't listen to cruisers bull, and go our own route. This time the gloom and doom stories are real, the route set or exposed, and yes, the chances are low, very low, but not miniscule.

We will get through unscathed as I have more tricks and secrets up my sleeve than Houdini, but it won't be a fun trip.

What we miss in this trip we will do again sometime in the future if the locals want it more than they want belligerence.

Mark
PS We have our new mainsail delivered today!! Yippee!
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Old 08-01-2010, 21:32   #6
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Old 09-01-2010, 01:15   #7
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. We got hit by lightning two days ago so are on our way back to Phuket to get electronics quotes.

Cheers

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That sux!!!! Hope the damage isnt too bad, or not expensive. Good luck with it.


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LOL Ram. Thats funny

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Take care, hope to see you at the top end I'll have lots of ice and don't forget to bring your washing
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You two be very careful. I read your posts all the time, and know of which trip you speak. Godspeed and good weather! I look forward to hearing from you guys when you are thru the gauntlet.
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Good luck and fair winds. Looking forward to your trip details at the end.

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I think they are going to Antartica. Best of luck and fair winds Mark and Nicole.
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