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Yachting to jet-setting and back to yachting! Life IS a beach.

I, myself, personally intend to continue being outspoken and opinionated, intolerant of all fanatics, fools and ignoramuses, deeply suspicious of all those who have "found the answer" and on my bad days, downright rude.
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It really is jet-setting when you are in one of those 12 passenger minivans that have been setup with seats for 15 and there are 18 in it and the music volume is set to 11, but you are really seeing the country and the people. We have also stayed in some wonderful guest houses and a few dumps where we slept in our clothes. In total, great fun.

Back home on Lake Ontario after something over 36,000 nm circumnavigator. Not surprisingly there is a lot of stuff I want to get done on Ainia both cosmetically and functionally. Getting an early start so it will be ready to go for next summer (Lake Superior?).
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Geez, you really did a number on that hand, didn't you?

Still, it will heal, eventually.. your 'meantime' plans sound very interesting. Thanks for the update.

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one of those 12 passenger minivans that have been setup with seats for 15 and there are 18 in it and the music volume is set to 11,
I once heard them referred to as "An express to Hell".

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When I was volunteering in the mountains of Lesotho there was one of those vans about 500 feet below the highway in a steep section of switchbacks. On one occasion the van could not get up the hill and the conductor jumped out of the van to stick a rock behind a tire so the van and driver could get ready for another go at it. Heard the story of the vans. They are originally used in Japan until a certain age (5 years) when it becomes too expensive to certify. Then they are sold to former British islands in the Caribbean where they are used for several more years and then sent to Africa. Works because all of the countries you drive on the left.

Part of cruising for sure. Those vans, mainly Toyotas are everywhere.

Back home on Lake Ontario after something over 36,000 nm circumnavigator. Not surprisingly there is a lot of stuff I want to get done on Ainia both cosmetically and functionally. Getting an early start so it will be ready to go for next summer (Lake Superior?).
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Great to hear you are on the mend. You must be very proud of your wife and the exceptional job she's done taking the bull by the horns. Where do you find one like that? Best of luck getting the boat back home and setting out on your next adventure. You give us all something to shoot for.

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