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Travel Blogs from Tall Timbers
... weren't mistakes at all. They weren't even lessons - they were just life. Full life.
But then as an adult all those fears of error come back eventually. Well, I suppose it is expected. A well-paying boss can’t be as appreciative of the philosophical value of mistakes as an enlightened, free-spirited college student can, and a poor-paying boss is even less appreciative. But why does it have to be that way? It is debilitating, if you ...
... and reinstalled mainsail reefing rigging
Replaced several running rigging lines
Restored antifouling on hulls, rudders, sail drives, and props
Replaced engine starting switches
Replaced engine panel rain guards
Replaced the starboard shower sump pump switch
Overhauled all hatch latches, fixing several leaks
Replaced Southco latches on fuel and anchor lockers
Replaced bent mast-head mechanical wind indicator
... yanked the trip line freeing the bucket of rocks and retrieved it, allowing the stock to "float" fully into the casing. It took a little finagling to get it through the smaller diameter top bearing. The rudder was then "floating" up against the hull and ready to be connected. We repeated all this on the port side, this time working only from the transom. For each one we turned the rudder by hand to see if it fouled the hull. They both turned freely. Time for a few ...
Today we sailed from Cockrell's to cross the Potomac and visit Tall Timbers Marina on the Maryland side. The marina was a candidate for an over-winter location for Pas de Deux. We departed at 1119 hours and enjoyed a fabulous sail on SW winds 10-20 kts and broke our record to date for indicated speed at 14.6 kts. Of course this never seems to agree with our GPS speed which our ...
... Jammeh, has been very critical of NEPAD, the New Partnership for Africa's Development, accusing Western governments of using the program to make African nations subservient to Western interests in their development programs Gambia's primary health issue is Malaria, which is responsible for 40% of hospital deaths among pregnant women and children has taken many steps to prevent and better treat Malaria in the country The primary program fighting Malaria in ...