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Old 11-10-2003, 19:22   #1
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the FAITHFUL Dances with Whales...

We were crossing the sea from somewhere to Bahia San Carlos, Mexico and, about 40 miles out of San Carlos, we hit a whale! After we secured the Faithful and made sure we weren't going to sink, we tried to call some friends on the Baja side on our VHF...a long shot a best, but we HAD to tell someone! Other friends ( Andy & Deb on Swan) did hear us and answered...I promised I'd show him pictures since he's pretty sure I make up just about everything I say ....We were told by the Whales Protective Asociation of San Carlos, aparrently they kkep track of this stuff, that are whale was from the San Carlos family of 40 to 60 Sperm whales compose of female, male juveniles and adults and babies that migrated to the San Pedro Nolasaco islandīs reef since 1995 or 1996, following the giant squid. Yes boys and girls...we were hit by Moby Dicks cousins!

Here's the story in a few photos... click here to check them out...

the Faithful Dances with Whales...Sea of Cortez Spring of 2003
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a dog eared passport, a weathered face, a tired old boat
a yarn or two that might be true and a couple of battle scars
days of sparkling waters, nights of falling stars

I've got seashells, I've got souvenirs, I've got songs I've penned
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Old 14-10-2003, 15:00   #2
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Talking Dances with WHALES, huh !

Big deal ! I've been dancing with whales at every wedding reception for years.Really-- that would be a memorable event. Your children will REALLY have something for show -and-tell day !!
By the way, your wife, besides being beautiful, must be VERY tolerant of a Bad Beard Dude.It's kinda thin
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Old 14-10-2003, 16:26   #3
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Yeah...the kids acted like it was nothing, once it was over, other than both being knocked off thier feet...The tell the story to thier friends like they are relating a sunday afternoon picnic...'spose that makes it kewl... As for my tolerant wife...amongst many other wierd dreams I've chased down, she's packed behind me on the back of a 1942 (no suspension) Harley across the US, Built a log cabin in Montana with me, Moved to the South Pacific with me, and sailed a small boat all over the place...And, I apologized for my thinnin' Beard...BUT not as thin as the stuff a top of my head...



(Picture of the skip and his thin beard, and middle daughter, Siobhan...The beard gets bigger when I can wash it regular like...The girl mustered out of service as the Faithful Crew First Mate end of last season (her hair gets bigger when washed too!)....My son, Thor is the only child still on the crew...the two oldest girls are gone on thier own....
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I'm counting up what I've got to show for all these years afloat
a dog eared passport, a weathered face, a tired old boat
a yarn or two that might be true and a couple of battle scars
days of sparkling waters, nights of falling stars

I've got seashells, I've got souvenirs, I've got songs I've penned
I've got phographs, I've got memories, but mostly I've got friends

See the Faithful...
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Old 14-10-2003, 17:31   #4
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Though subjecting her doubtless fine aft quarters to the rigors of a hardtail might not be the surest sign of it, I'm going to assume that you worship such a gift properly. I know I would ...

So how about it ladies, my K1100RS has springs, good springs.



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Old 14-10-2003, 20:16   #5
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Yes I do...She is without a doubt the best thing that has ever happened in my life...I am a lucky man.
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I'm counting up what I've got to show for all these years afloat
a dog eared passport, a weathered face, a tired old boat
a yarn or two that might be true and a couple of battle scars
days of sparkling waters, nights of falling stars

I've got seashells, I've got souvenirs, I've got songs I've penned
I've got phographs, I've got memories, but mostly I've got friends

See the Faithful...
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