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To: Neeka who wrote (23858)12/30/2018 1:26:23 PM
From: SmoothSail
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We’re both lucky to have experienced extended blue water sailing. Best days of my life. I’d still be doing it if I had a 35 YO first mate. ;)

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To: SmoothSail who wrote (23851)12/30/2018 1:29:29 PM
From: Alan Smithee
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Beautiful.

Brings to mind the saying, “Red sky in morning, sailor take warning. Red sky at night, sailor’s delight.”

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To: Alan Smithee who wrote (23860)12/30/2018 1:38:46 PM
From: SmoothSail
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Quilted sky, rain is nigh.

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To: SmoothSail who wrote (23859)12/30/2018 1:48:50 PM
From: Neeka
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Yes................we have that in common. ;) I'd be down in the SP right now sailing away with hubby and Dad if he were still alive. He told us when he retired that's what he wanted most in life and invited us to come along. Unfortunately cancer got him at the age of 66 or he'd be at sea.

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To: Neeka who wrote (23862)12/30/2018 1:58:33 PM
From: SmoothSail
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One of my favorite tunes with lots of sailing terms. Stills is a seasoned sailor, sailing his boat to the SP. Used to see him in Avalon.


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To: SmoothSail who wrote (23863)12/30/2018 5:17:17 PM
From: Neeka
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Have never seen the Southern Cross. Would love to one of these days.

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To: Neeka who wrote (23864)12/30/2018 5:42:33 PM
From: SmoothSail
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Have never seen the Southern Cross. Would love to one of these days.
About all that’s left on my bucket list. But it would have to be from a boat.

Even though GPS is now available, I would love to navigate using a sextant - just for old times sake.

Back in my blue water days, the best technology we had was LORAN and it wasn’t all that good. Wasn’t available everywhere.

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To: SmoothSail who wrote (23865)12/30/2018 5:46:26 PM
From: Alan Smithee
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I remember using LORAN when I had a timeshare on a 32’ Bayliner.

Kelsey was about 4, I think, so that would make it 26 years ago.

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To: Alan Smithee who wrote (23866)12/30/2018 5:49:39 PM
From: SmoothSail
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Compass worked just fine, most of the time.

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To: SmoothSail who wrote (23867)12/30/2018 5:54:39 PM
From: Alan Smithee
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Most of the time a chart and keeping the shoreline in sight worked fine for me.

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