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29 August 2017 | Langkawi malaysia
20 April 2016
05 October 2015 | Malaysia, island of Borneo
19 September 2015 | Kuching/Santubong
01 July 2015 | Bali, Indonesia
23 May 2015 | Bali, Indonesia
17 April 2015 | Venu Island
01 April 2015
12 March 2015 | Tioman
01 March 2015 | Papua, Indonesia
26 February 2015 | West Shore of Papua Indonesia
21 January 2015 | Raja Ampat, Indonesia
05 January 2015 | Gam and Waigeo, Raja Ampat
31 December 2014 | Misool, Indonesia
31 December 2014 | Masool, Indonesia
24 December 2014 | Indonesia
21 October 2014 | Philippines
04 June 2014 | Davao
17 April 2014 | Pacific

Arrival to Philippines

04 June 2014 | Davao
Just a quick note to let you know we arrived to Davao in the Philippines. Slow peaceful sail here, caught a few fish - Lily loves sushi more than we do! We had just enough wind, and up to 3 knots of currents pushing us along! We made a couple of nice stops in the Davao gulf along the way with some cool new visions. The bangkas- the local fishing boats- here are amazingly colorful and exotic looking. At night in one anchorage, we saw them fishing with bright underwater lights to attract the fish, as far as the eye could see. We are NOT in the Pacific anymore!

We undramatically limped in to the Holiday Oceanview Marina with 3 broken transmission bolts ( and hence no power forward or aft) the last 1/4 mile ( what luck is that!?). We have new titanium bolts from Allied Titanium coming already!

We have been, by scooter, colorful jeepneys, motorbikes, ferries and other modes of transportation now for several weeks exploring the island of Samal and the big city of Davao. The boat work, the social festivities at the marina, and getting acclimated have somehow already consumed almost a month!

Next week we leave to Cairns, Australia ( by plane) for 3 1/2 weeks to see the land that our boat and Lily are too expensive to take with us.

We will write more about it all later- but thought you would want to know, we have arrived safely in SE ASIA! Goodbye Pacific! Hello strange new world!

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Lily as aa kitten 4 weeks ago
Vessel Name: Brick House
Vessel Make/Model: Valiant 40 #134
Hailing Port: Middletown, RI USA
Crew: Patrick and Rebecca Childress
Patrick completed a solo-circumnavigation on Juggernaut, a Catalina 27 in his younger days. He has been published in most U.S. and many foreign sailing magazines, for both his writing and photography. He co-authored a book titled "The Cruising Guide to Narragansett Bay and the South Coast of [...]
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All sorts of tropical animals and insects
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Captured turtle images
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We decided to take the slow route, down the the Intracoastal Waterway, the ICW. We went slowly, and smelled the flowers along the way. We are with old friends of Patricks, new friends of mine...Art and Grace Ormaniec, in Manteo, North Carolina.
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Brick House Crew

Who: Patrick and Rebecca Childress
Port: Middletown, RI USA

Where IS Brick House?!?

AT THE END, Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, 'Wow! What a Ride! And I still have my Arizona driver license!! '