Randy on Swinging on a Star wrote a lot of blogs.
Sample Swingin' on a Star
Of course Valhalla wrote excellent blogs too. I frequently lament that all I do is follow in their wake.
I learned yesterday the special permit
I thought I could get to operate my US vessel in the Philippines
came with a hefty fee. 300,000 peso per month of operation. That is like a $6,600 per month tax.
I might be interested in tagging along with you. If that is, it is possible to find crew interested in this most rarity of experiences.
nice news article on the emptying of the remote
Micronesia's beautiful empty islands - CNN.com
I wish I could recall
name of one atoll I stopped at. I was aboard Infinity at the time and wasn't keeping record
. It was midway to Chuuk. For most children
it was first time they saw a sailboat.
Glad you been to Oroluk too.
I brought them a large jar of chili hot sauce that didn't need refrigeration
and reading glasses. They wanted books
... but only to use the paper for cigarettes that they made themselves using homegrown tobacco.
I was amazed at the coral
, how brilliant the colors were and irredescent purple and green. What I didn't know at the time is that is a sign of coral
was so hot in parts
of the lagoon
it was like a hot bath. I am curious if these corals survive and are more temperature tolerant then other corals.
I had a map of the world on the wall. Amazingly it showed Oroluk lagoon despite having just 4 inhabitants. Have an action movie
on board to show the guys. Besides tunes they always are in need of diving
masks and rubber hosing. I left behind some battens to use for radio
I was told on Mokil they would entertain a proposal to use/rent one of their remote
islands. Problem again is no place to anchor
It has been an extremely quite typhoon season so far.