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
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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