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post #8 of Old 04-10-2007
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Hi Melissa,

Great comments - sailing is all about attitude, overcoming life's obstacles and smiling while you're doing it. In my years living aboard and sailing in general, I remember the storms, yes, but I also remember the mechanical failures that forced us to create jury rigs, or in their absence, to overcome adversity through luck, skill and sheer doggedness. These are fond memories! (even if ther are too many of them!) When my kids talk about our trips, they never fail to say something like, "remember the time that widget broke and we ...."

Good luck with your next adventure.
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