Who remembers expectation (assuming predicted wind shift) to arrive Suva before end of work week today? Show of hands. Spectating speculator speculated spectacularly spuriously. Poop (seldom used meteorological term).
Jack: Formerly productive member of the community as a Northwest Airlines Captain who retired to become a drain on, and embarrassment to, polite society. [...]
Jan: Cardiac surgical nurse originally from Toronto who, despite nefarious influences (see above), remains a useful addition to her community and a positive complement to the general weal.
While I will be delighted if anyone else enjoys these excursions into semi-intelligible foolishness, the primary purpose is personal amusement. This is not travelogue, cruising guide or philosophical exploration of anything in particular, merely random musing of a slightly twisted mind. Despite [...]
what, to most sane, rational readers, is obtuse verbiage and obscure references, I'm often aware of what I mean and occasionally enjoy a resultant chuckle.
Boilerplate: The only messages checked regularly while living aboard are via high frequency, single-sideband radio at XXXXXX@sailmail.com or, with caveat below, XXXXXX@winlink.org. Incoming email is warmly solicited, plain text preferred. Expect a reply unless otherwise requested. Do not send pictures or video. Small text attachments are OK. Please do not include my message in your reply as I occasionally remember what I wrote and bandwidth is precious.
For first time Winlink contact, send an email to XXXXXX@sailmail.com or XXXXXXXXXXXX@yahoo.com so that you may be placed on white list. Adding a comment to blog will also work... eventually... probably.
Please note SSB addresses above or lack thereof. Spam has begun to dribble into the HF radio, through this blog, so changes have been made. First contact must be initiated with the Yahoo address (nope), which is bespammed and which I seldom check, or via blog comment. Major PIA. To the cognoscenti, because I love each and every one of you like a brother or a sister, please use addresses in your possession (gmail is usually best if internet available) to receive a more expeditious response.
PS Please disregard last three paragraphs due insertion of email icon, new to home page (this assertion will become less true over time as it gets older), which, strange as it may seem, is for sending emails.
PPS Have no idea what much of the above means after "Boilerplate", so forget nearly everything you have just read except the important parts - you have to guess. Please make contact, should you experience an irrational moment, via that "Send Email" thingy on the home page or through "Comments". Your communication will be appreciated. If I don't get back to you at some point after establishing an internet connection (may take awhile) either I've messed up (not an uncommon occurrence) or, ummmm, I've messed up. For correspondence while we're off the grid, please request high frequency radio-based Sailmail address. Thanks, Jack