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Old 01-12-2008, 13:53   #1
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Cruiser Survives Mumbai Terrorism

From today's 'Lectronic Latitude, comes word that a cruiser who had just completed the recent Baja Ha-Ha was among those caught up in the vicious terrorist attacks in Mumbai.

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"An Unusually Meaningful Thanksgiving

"December 1, 2008 Punta Mita, Banderas Bay, Mexico


Manjula, lower left, with Steve, Debbie and Greg, aboard Escapade just prior to her fateful trip to India.
Photo Latitude / Nick
2008 Latitude 38 Publishing Co., Inc.

"For Manjula Dean, a veteran of the recent Ha-Ha, it was a swift change from a relaxing cruise in Mexico to fighting for her life in a terrorist battleground on the other side of the world.

"A week ago Saturday, we were having sundowners aboard Greg Dorland and Debbie Macrorie's Lake Tahoe-based Cantana 52 Escapade at the Nayarit Riviera Marina in La Cruz. The other guests were Steve May and his ladyfriend Manjula of the Emery Cove-based Farrier 41 cat Endless Summer. All of us had done the Ha-Ha, and were talking about upcoming plans.

"Manjula, who had spent time in an ashram in India many years before, told us she was leaving for India a day later to lead a meditation class and do some business. She would return to Endless Summer shortly after Christmas."

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To read the rest of the story, go to:

Latitude 38 - The West's Premier Sailing & Marine Magazine

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