Silk Road by the Sea

02 February 2011 | Taipei, Taiwan
06 January 2011 | Taiwan
26 December 2010 | Palau
13 December 2010 | Ulong Island
07 December 2010 | Koror, Palau
06 April 2010 | Koror, Palau
22 March 2010 | Royal Belau Yacht Club
07 January 2010 | Kansas City, MO USA
22 December 2009 | Rockford, IL USA
04 December 2009 | Koror, Palau
01 December 2009 | Palau
29 November 2009 | Still On the way to Palau
25 November 2009 | On the way to Palau
25 November 2009 | On the way to Palau
16 November 2009 | On the way to Palau
13 November 2009 | PNG
08 November 2009 | underway
06 November 2009
29 October 2009
18 October 2009 | Santo Vanuatu

Ahhh, life aboard

06 April 2010 | Koror, Palau
Janet/sunny, 85 degrees
Is there such a thing as birds or insects having poor tone or being too "pitchy"? I don't think so! I sat out in the cockpit in the warm darkness accented by the soft glow of the waning moon and punctuated by the incandescent stars listening to the myriad sounds chorusing from the island. Euphonious progressions resonating harmony, wellness, calm filled the night air. The thought struck me that so much life is overlooked! Somehow things get qualified, measured at a linear level and incredible dimension is missed. How many birds were part of this symphony? How many geckos, cicadas? Every square foot of the island was teeming with life. I am only one; out there are zillions! Underneath is another universe alive with activity: corals feeding, fish, echinoderms, crustaceans, and plankton occupying the volumes of the sea.
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That's just the animals; there's flora: trees, vines, sea grasses; inorganic rocks, dirt, sand. These are my surroundings. WOW! Awesome! Incredible! My senses climax with the display!Photobucket
I love Kairos for carrying me here! For letting me live in the midst of this! She is the vehicle: wood, fiberglass, lead, aluminium, steel, crafted out of passion to explore! Many consider 38ft. limiting. The opposite is true. Living aboard her is boundless!
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Clint is traveling; I'm aboard by myself for a couple of weeks basking in the fathomless occupied solitude. My days are filled polishing stainless, sanding and varnishing teak, waxing fiberglass, enjoying rest. I hang out with the locals at the yacht club delighting in the variety of souls, listening to the daily stories.
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Our purposes draw us away from being on the boat for 4 more months of land travel. Decisions have been made to keep Kairos in Palau for another season. We're pausing in the journey, waiting, watching, listening. It's a parenthesis, not an end, an expansion.
We have more maintenance to do also: new AGM batteries, frig/freezer components, SSB repairs, etc. All this has to be ordered, shipped, installed. We are patient; time is a friend.
It's a difficult transition back to urban land life. But, I find that the longer I am out here, the greater my capacity for continuity wherever I go. I have been baptized in the seas! I am infused with cruising!
These updates are mainly about what we are experiencing while sailing. It's not really about us as much as it is to share with you that can't be here, to give you a little taste! I probably won't be writing again until we are back aboard, but if I feel that something is valuable for you in our journeys, I'll pass it along.
You can always keep in touch by emailing me directly at sailfever43@aol.com. Take care and we'll catch you in a few months. Love to all, Janet and Clint
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Vessel Name: svkairos
Vessel Make/Model: 38 Island Packet
Hailing Port: LV NV
Crew: Clint, Janet, Joel, Colin and Abbey
About:
The Glenny family has been cruising since 2000. We started with all five of our children aboard a 50ft. Jeanneau in Tortola and sailed for 8 mos. covering all the islands from Puerto Rico to Grenada. [...]
Extra: We fish everytime we are underway. We always catch plenty and keep alot of fish frozen to have on hand. We like to scuba dive and have a compressor and tanks on board. Kairos is a great boat, very sea worthy and we would recommend Island Packets to anyone.
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Who: Clint, Janet, Joel, Colin and Abbey
Port: LV NV