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Religious family that doesn?t believe in abortion, homosexuality abandons U.S., gets lost at sea | Toronto Star
No fatalities. let's rehash what went right and what went wrong, starting with their choice of destination, a nation of islands threatened by rising water levels.



Seriously... Kiribati


I am amazed that these folks ended up back on dry land virtually unscathed.




I wonder how long this thread will stay focused on this ill-starred voyage before being hijacked by commentary on the crew's religious and political views

It's 5 o'clock somewhere:


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With all the comments as to how many storms they encountered, I am wondering
was the weather really that bad? I suspect that they had very little experience at
sailing. I am a dry-lander also, and know little or nothing about the ocean. Perhaps
a larger boat, sailing instruction, and more supplies might have helped.

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If only they had waited another 6 months they would have missed a lot of that weather and if they were putting their trip in Gods hands, well, they weren't listening, God told them to take a break in Chili, not fly back to the US, If Kinbati was the plan, He would have got them ther eventually.

Gotta admit though, the wife is one tough mother, to give brith to a 8 month old baby.........ouch

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even giving birth to a newborn is tough, from what i hear.

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aside from the fact a boat was involved I don't see what this story has to do with sailing. on the other hand it does seem like like a good write up for another Darwin Award failure. I do feel sorry for the kids they deserve better.
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more data please. What kind of boat? Did they have any experience? How did they
Prepare? I need more information before I can offer an opinion.

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I wonder how long this thread will stay focused on this ill-starred voyage before being hijacked by commentary on the crew's religious and political views
Well, given the fact that their religious and political beliefs were the reason for this idiotic venture to begin with, it wouldn't exactly be straying too far from the topic, would it? :-)

So, then - does anyone really think these fools would have trusted God to be their Navigator, in the days before He bestowed us with GPS? :-)



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“decided to take a leap of faith and see where God led us”.

Arizona according to the article.

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looking at the ladies face she might be from Taos pueblo. I'll check the taos newspapers.

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happy ending hmmm seem like I've heard that term someplace before
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