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Old 03-11-2009, 08:48   #31
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Maybe they are playing with a pod of dolphins That is about the area my friends (dolphins) came to see me. I named them squeaky, harry, freckle face, and the acrobat boys. They visited the same time everyday for about four days, I cried like a baby when they stood me up on the fifth day.

I am sure they are having the time of their lives, don't worry, be bloody jealous though,

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Old 03-11-2009, 08:57   #32
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Thanks - you are a BLESSING!!!

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Old 03-11-2009, 17:06   #33
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It's also very possible they hooked into a BIG fish... Most folks troll on the trip, and a big tuna could take a few hours - and there is NO WAY any guy is going to cut one off to save a few hours on a week long trip!
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Bill this is very true!! Maybe they are having grilled tuna tonight :-)
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Bill this is very true!! Maybe they are having grilled tuna tonight :-)
Yeah, somehow Malcolm didn't strike me as the sushi type!
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I'm jealous. As I'm still stuck in the dark, rainy PacNW and they're probably getting down on some really fresh tuna and having a great sail.

Maybe soon...

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Old 03-11-2009, 22:27   #37
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Yeah, somehow Malcolm didn't strike me as the sushi type!

Sushi is nothing more than bait to him...which makes me wonder what they brought along for bait. Hmmmmmmm

So are you still thinking he will arrive on Friday? Im having surgery tomorrow...I want him HOME...ha ha. I am in San Antonio right now - cant wait for tomorrow afternoon...when its all over and I can go HOME.

BTW - the traffic here sucks barnicles (did I spell that right?)

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Got it right (on the sushi).

Yes, our traffic here in San Antonio does... suck. That's what happens when we grow to the 7th largest city in the us over just a few years.

It's barnacle. But close! Good luck with the surgery.

Do you have a recent Spot update?
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The last coordinate is

Messenger:
"ON ON"
Type:
ok

Latitude:
27.83695

Longitude:
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11/03/2009 06:48:28 PM
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Looks like they're headed in the right direction...
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Exclamation new coordinates as of 2:00 pm

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How close are they now?????

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Looks like about 110 or 120 miles from Port Aransas - close. Mid day tomorrow, I'd guess. Looks like the winds are SSW, which isn't great - but seas are only 2-3 feet and mid teens on wind. Close hauled to close reach the rest of the way!
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They're about 115 miles from the Port Aransas Jetty averaging just under 6 knots in 13+/- winds. With that they should clear the channel entrance by about 09:30 tomorrow morning assuming the time stamp on the message is local time. (NDC Station 42019 reports NNE Winds --30--at 11.7 knts, gusting to 13.7, at about 2:00 PM local time with 2.6 ft seas at 7.0 seconds. Great sailing weather and if the wind punches up a tad overnight they'll be in by breakfast.)

No worries, eh?
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Now that the crew is getting closer to home can you suggest any goodies that we can have on hand when they arrive? We are so proud of them!!! This was their first passage and they did great!!! I cant wait to hold them in my arms and take the previous owner to the best dinner in town!!! :-)

Thanks to everyone for their support!! Truly couldnt ask for a nicer group of friends. You have no idea how much your support has meant to me and my whole family. We will be salty dogs in no time.

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Jennybug,
when my parents came home from circumnavigating I had a cake made that was a world globe cut in half with their route on it. It was Randalls bakery of all places and they did a great job (the bakers came to the party!). Maybe have a cake of the gulf with route You can print up a picture of the Gulf of Mexico and give it to HEB, Randalls or kroger.

They will be tired, stinky, and hungry!! so I still say
#1- the shower/fresh clothes
#2 cheesebuger and cold beer
#3 sleep in a clean DRY bed.

Then throw them a "land Ho" party the next day.
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