Anthem Adrift

23 February 2017 | Tipperary Waters Marina
10 February 2017 | Cullen Bay Slipway, Darwin
04 February 2017 | Tipperary Waters, Darwin
26 January 2017 | Tipperary Waters, Darwin
08 January 2017 | Pulau Woha
05 January 2017 | Pulau Woha
03 January 2017 | Tual
02 January 2017 | Tual
31 December 2016 | Tual
26 December 2016 | Pulau Aiduma
24 December 2016 | Pulau Aiduma
22 December 2016 | Pulau Aiduma, Triton Bay
19 December 2016 | Selat Sele
18 December 2016 | Selat Sele
10 December 2016 | Charlie's Bay
06 December 2016 | Kwatisore
05 December 2016 | Kwatisore
02 December 2016 | Teluk Orensbari
26 November 2016 | Momfafa
25 November 2016 | Waisai

Living the Dream

05 July 2009 | Tyrrel Bay, Carriacou
Reality

July 5

Weather looked decent at 0630 departure from Chatham Bay, but a fast moving squall caught me with sails up and pants down halfway to Carriacou. After clean- up, managed 6 knots with staysail only until 30 gusting to more swept past.

Rousted out immigration then customs in Hillsborough for Sunday check-in that included overtime of 20 EC each. A trip to an ATM refilled personal coffer for inexpensive breakfast at John's Unique Resort while watching cricket on the telly. Afterwards, sailed on to Tyrrel Bay for walk-about and a Carib at the Lazy Turtle. Dinner at home tonight for possible early crossing to Grenada.

In the December issue of Latitudes and Attitudes Magazine (a touch behind in my reading) editor Bob Bitchin wrote a excellent piece on the dream of cruising versus its reality. A dream is safe. Reality means swapping security for adventure. Dreamers fill boat shows, but there are few who actually go cruising. They don't really want to and that's OK if they realize it. This idea applies to all of life. Achieving what you want is easy. Achieving what you think you want, but don't, is very hard. Knowing the difference can free you to make the right dream a reality.

"Seldom does an individual exceed his own expectations". - Anonymous

Jack
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Vessel Name: Anthem
Vessel Make/Model: 1997 Hylas 46 - MMSI xxxxxx750
Hailing Port: Weeki Wachee, FL
Crew: Jack Warren, Janice Holmes
About:
Jack: Formerly productive member of the community as a Northwest Airlines Captain who retired to become a drain on, and embarrassment to, polite society. [...]
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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 [...]
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S/V Anthem

Who: Jack Warren, Janice Holmes
Port: Weeki Wachee, FL
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