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Old 09-05-2006
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Assuming we are not passing it with head stuck over the side...

I enjoy doing some writing, though that is not for everyone. I cannot do this if I am on the patch (absolutely cannot focus).

I will tell you where we spend a lot of time if there is a nice breeze and the seas are not bad: Leaning into the jib. I works best on about a beam reach... close hauled you are heeling too much. Walk forward (partner watching of course) and grab onto the Jib and kinda hang over. I could stand there for hours staring out into the sea. Is it just me or is there a very slight vacuum where you cannot hear anything but the occasional splash of the wave and a very comfortable silence?? The world is quiet and you feel like you are the only person. Best place on the boat, in my opinion.

At night, lay down in the cockpit and stare off to one side of the bimini. MAN!!! there are countless stars out there once you are away from the land masses.

Ever sit there and wait for the moon to come up over the horizon? It is huge at sea.

I cannot fish worth a darn, but sometimes I throw over the hook just in case some poor, stupid, blind fish crosses my path. I don't really want to catch anything, just something to do I think. I am not sure my Spiderman Pole with zero-test would take anything anyway. I guess one of these days I will have to get serious and actually try putting some bait on there?!!
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