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Terroir

05 April 2012
Mark
For 5-years, I have led a local rock band in Anchorage called Last Train. It has been many things to me - a creative outlet, venue for stress relief and camaraderie of friends. We've toured around Alaska, recorded original CD's, and gotten some critical acclaim and local/international radio play. In short, it's been a BLAST.
As acclaimed movie and TV producer John X. Kim wrote of our first CD on Amazon, "There is a wine-making term called "terroir," roughly translated as "a sense of place," which is used to describe how many fine wines, especially artisanal wines, evince the place whence they came from..." It dawns on me now, especially now, that my wife and I are about to leave the very place where I came from, move our worldly belongings aboard a very small floating home and embark on a journey over great expanses of water, to exotic countries. My sense of place, my terroir, is going to rapidly change - and keep changing for the next 2 years.
In my early fifties, I live in my hometown; have grown children and a steady job, so the prospect of uprooting and floating away is somewhat different than I had once imagined it when I was 18. It's downright daunting. Sure I've wanted to do this all my life, but I've found it surprisingly wrenching to do things like give our landlord notice, hit send on my resignation email, sell prized possessions on eBay, etc. This Saturday will mark the end of my bands career, or at least my near-term involvement. We'll play our last show and release our second full length CD. It will be the culmination of very hard work, a celebration and a farewell - to more than my band mates. It will symbolize to me - the end of the life I've known, and the beginning of a new one yet to discover. Oh man, here we go!
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Vessel Name: Radiance
Vessel Make/Model: Beneteau First456
Hailing Port: Seward, AK
Crew: Mark Ward, Laurence
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Radiance is a German Frers designed Beneteau First456 sloop. She has the deep lead fin keel and tall rig. She competes in the local sailing regattas and had taken top honors in all events on multiple occasions. Laurence and Mark have returned from a 2.5 year blue water cruise that essentially [...]
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Pics from s/v Radiance visit to Fiji, 2013
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Created 22 June 2013
Misc photos from Bay of Islands, New Zealand
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Created 18 February 2013
Cruising Bay of Islands and driving about the North Island.
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Created 14 January 2013
Opua, Whangarei, Karikari, etc.
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Created 4 December 2012
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Created 22 November 2012
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Created 1 November 2012
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Created 19 October 2012
S/V Radiance in Niuatoputapu
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Created 19 October 2012
s/v Radiance photos of Fanning
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Created 4 October 2012
s/v Radiance Photos of Suwarrow visit
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Created 3 October 2012
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Created 3 October 2012
Radiance in Palmyra, Aug, 2012
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Created 15 August 2012
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Created 29 July 2012
Photos beginning May 2012, Departing Seward Alaska - heading south.
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Created 10 June 2012