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Old 03-08-2010, 08:31   #106
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I agree with grunzter.

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But aren't all sailing blogs: "hey, look at me, look what I'm doing"?
Reflecting further on your comment (which is a fair comment) I prefer "look at what I'm doing" to "Look at me", but the former is just another of saying "Look at me performing to the audience" then I'm off again.

I like factual content and anecdotes related to that content that illustrate the point of the story being told. This current fad that society has to put your every thought and every waking moment on the net and disclose everything about you to anyone nosey enough to look is not for me.

I don't actually dislike the blog in question, it just has absolutely no interest for me.
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Old 03-08-2010, 08:44   #107
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But aren't all sailing blogs: "hey, look at me, look what I'm doing"?
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Maybe that's why I read so few "personal" blogs
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Aren't most blogs in general, sailing or otherwise?
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I agree with grunzter.



Reflecting further on your comment (which is a fair comment) I prefer "look at what I'm doing" to "Look at me", but the former is just another of saying "Look at me performing to the audience" then I'm off again.

I like factual content and anecdotes related to that content that illustrate the point of the story being told. This current fad that society has to put your every thought and every waking moment on the net and disclose everything about you to anyone nosey enough to look is not for me.

I don't actually dislike the blog in question, it just has absolutely no interest for me.
I like the "travelogue" blogs- good way to scope out new harbors, facilities etc. "Personal" blogs are of no interest to me either- I have a life, I don't need to live vicariously.
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Old 06-08-2010, 03:29   #109
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Please only post what is pertinent to the thread, Taru and Alex getting ready to live the dream many of us have, circumnavigating. There are basic rules in place to help people utilize the great resource this forum can be. If you want to justify your actions, comment on an observation not related or so loosely related it could be considered thread drift then start your own thread.


Taru, what are the biggest challenges you think you two will face? Are you going to take on crew? Your story about Alex mixing epoxy in one of the galley soup bowls was too funny, though in his defense good epoxy mixing bowls are hard to find.
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No we will not take on any extra crew, we've agreed on that this is something we want to fulfill, just the two of us.

And regarding spamming. There is a note saying "introduce yourself" when you register on this site, which urges you to do just that. It seems like none of you missed our introduction, so I'm glad I did a good job!

Much love to y'all. I hope you all get out sailing soon, especially Salty Monkey and Vasco

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Old 06-08-2010, 06:30   #110
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Glad you're still here, Taru. And my apologies for the silly behavior of a relatively small number of members who're a bit deficient in the social graces department.
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Yep, you are a class act Taru. Happy sailing to you too. Will pray for a safe crossing for you two. My only advice is: Keep a good watch.
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Just took a quick look at your blog. I'll read more when I have time. I love your photos.

I must admit that your blog about the owl is heartbreaking. Beautiful photos, though!

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Another blog of the third? kind

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Also fellow cruisers out there, could you please recommend some beautiful sailing/cruising blogs for us to get inspiration from. We want to see something new!
Taru,
I won't be ostentatious enough to claim that our blog of our 5 year (so far) cruise from Seattle, WA, to St. Martin, FWI, is "beautiful" or inspiring. It will, however, be something "new" to you.

Enjoy: Log of Yachtsman's Dream
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Taru,
I won't be ostentatious enough to claim that our blog of our 5 year (so far) cruise from Seattle, WA, to St. Martin, FWI, is "beautiful" or inspiring. It will, however, be something "new" to you.

Enjoy: Log of Yachtsman's Dream
Your blog is missing the b
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Believe it or not, that omission is intentional. We started out creating the (b)log from a downloaded electronic deck log that I kept on my Palm Tungsten. You'll notice many of the entries in early chapters sound like deck log entries (e.g.: Anchored in 25 ft with 100 feet of chain.) We then edited the log in a word processer, converted it to html, and saved it to our web site.
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CF Members,

I apologize if I hurt anyone's feelings here by extending an apology to Taru and Alex on their blog site. Below is the text of my comment there:
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This is a crossover post with the Cruisers Forum. My user name there is "Dreaming Yachtsman."

I finally took the time to read through your remaining thread on that forum and your blog here. I do apologize for those CF members who do not appreciate your blog - I find it wonderful! Even I felt inspired reading about your adventures so far and sensing the eagerness to begin the trip evident in your early entries. I have set a "bookmark" to your home page since my wife and I may be cruising in the Med in a few more years. "
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Hi Taru, I really enjoy your blog and you have some truly amazing photos on there.

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Thanks guys for your support and for your links etc. Very kind of you.
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I apologize if I hurt anyone's feelings here by extending an apology to Taru and Alex on their blog site…
I’ll be as presumptuous as you, and say, apology accepted.

I cannot fathom why anyone would expect everyone, in any particular place, to become “fans” of their work, lifestyle, or descriptions thereof.

I too, like the pictures. Have a great world tour, and keep us fully informed.
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To Taru, and also to WindTraveler:

As a young 31-year old who would love to be embarking on a similar trip, I have to ask the burning question:

And I should say, given the previous tone of this thread, that I'm not asking out of spite or whatever... It might be rude to ask but it's just honest curiosity:

How does a young couple bankroll a Halberg-Rassey 35 and all the associated costs of a circumnavigation? Judging from your boat and the lifestyle you write about and post photos of, it definitely doesn't look like the "go cheap, go small, and go now!" approach at all. These look like luxurious trips.

Are you all just super-ambitious young DINK success stories, worked your asses off and made your first million by 26 or something? Won your boat in a poker game? Rich parents? Grandma liked you the best and willed it all to you?

Again, I'm not trying to throw your success in your face... I'm just SUPER-curious! Most of the other cruising couples on here are either doing so after working for 30 years, or doing so on a very limited budget. You seem to be neither!
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