Anthem Adrift

24 May 2018 | Hoi An, Vietnam
23 May 2018 | Hoi An, Vietnam
22 May 2018 | Hoi An, Vietnam
20 May 2018 | Saigon, Vietnam
16 May 2018 | Changi Airport, Singapore
16 May 2018 | Tipperary Waters Marina, Darwin
05 May 2018 | Fannie Bay, Darwin
10 April 2018 | Tipperary Waters Marina, Darwin
03 April 2018 | Tipperary Waters Marina, Darwin
13 March 2018 | Tipperary Waters Marina, Darwin
06 March 2018 | Tipperary Waters Marina, Darwin
02 March 2018 | Tipperary Waters Marina, Darwin
25 February 2018 | Tipperary Waters Marina, Darwin
20 February 2018 | Tipperary Waters Marina, Darwin
06 February 2018 | Tipperary Waters Marina, Darwin
03 February 2018 | Tipperary Waters Marina, Darwin
21 January 2018 | Ao Chalong, Phuket
15 January 2018 | Telaga Harbour
08 January 2018 | Tipperary Waters Marina
05 January 2018 | Tipperary Waters Marina

A Conception Of Righteousness

30 September 2017 | Tipperary Waters Marina
Friday 29 September 2017

Friskier by the day Jan has biked to yoga twice this week plus into the CBD and looks forward to the last poisoning 31 October. Next hurdle will be end of radiation 15 December. Already showing signs of resurgence, hair will soon get serious about returning to former glory. May nevertheless take awhile. Since she has been wearing scarves her head hasn't UVed to red so never seemed appropriate to paint that "3" on top. Dang! Regrettably missed opportunity for great blog photo.

Can't figure the reason, but pregnancy around Darwin seems to be highly contagious. Never seen so many pregos waddling behind strollers with barely ambulatory toddlers maintaining formation. Can't go into a restaurant, cafe or pub without the incessant screeching of recently hatched progeny. Judging by parents ignoring the cacophony, they seem immune to it, but us non-breeders would rather have a more mellow environment. Please don't get the idea that we don't like children. It's not true. We just don't like being near them.

In related thought, it was slightly less annoying 20 or 30 years ago in the US for some hoping that all the little proto-workers would keep social security and Medicare afloat. Lots of folks actually believed politician's promises to take care of them. Oopsie! Now looks as if the new little blighters won't be vast enough or join the ranks soon enough to keep these schemes solvent. Glad we planned a fallback. Nevertheless, their parents, struggling to make ends meet, are no doubt delighted to forego 15.3% of their earnings to provide us with medical care (unused due out of country) and adjunct income for toys such as the newly purchased mammoth-screen TV (24") - much better than squandering it on the bairn. Thanks, guys. Your voluntary contributions are wonderfully altruistic and greatly appreciated.


Have decided to get serious about working on boat. With the barest glimmer of light at end of tunnel, want to make ready for expedition. Since it will soon begin to rain virtually every day and travel is contemplated from holidays onward, need to get cracking. Improved attitude has inspired that very thing for last three days. Fresh water leak found and repaired, slime from dampness cleaned up, dead secondary bilge pump replaced, entire system renovated and collapsing sole panel fixed. Generator next. Awaiting parts for windlass. Meantime cleanup of good parts and anchor locker in sight. Feeling terrifically virtuous.


Egad! Woke to rain on the roof - first in at least four months. This year wet season ended late and came early. Awning will go back up dirty. Had planned to wash first, but rain makes the effort moot or so we tell ourselves. Look forward to finding numerous leaks so near-favorite task of rebedding deck hardware may begin. Perhaps for now, however, a little lie-down to contemplate forthcoming virtuousitousness (not a real word).

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