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I guess that I'm lucky, Howard. I don't often see these rantings and fights over ethics that you refer to. I do, now and then, see a discussion about this or that, a difference of opinion expressed, but usually in civil tones. And I cast a pretty wide net (cotton or rubber aside) in my reading, so it's not like I've insulated myself. I simply try not to approach things with a combative attitude and tend to avoid those who do and the places they do it.

Here's to more civility, wherever it's needed. And a little tolerance. Yeah, that'd be good.
Today is Thursday.  Two more days until I can hit the water again.  (60s-70s this weekend) So, while I wait patiently for those two days to pass, I've been sitting around and thinking about serious stuff.  I think it's rather...
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I'm an adventurer when it comes to the internet Mike.  I guess that sometimes a little fighting among "friends" is entertaining.  I agree that a calm, rational discussion, especially about ethics is the best way to go.  Maybe you'll even change a mind or two to your point of view.  I guess I need to quit looking for trouble!
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Oh, and there's beaches...
A week of posts from Culebra and not a single beach picture? That just ain't right. Flamenco. Tamarindo. Melones. Punta Soldado. Zoni. A dozen others, small and remote, accessible by a little jungle hiking, a bit of sailing, or a healthy paddle. Wide white sands and rugged, rocky shores.
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Permission to come aboard...
It just so happened that Capt'n Richard and First Mate Dan had the forty-foot Know Mad out stretching her sails around the Virgin Islands at the same time we arrived in Culebra. It's one thing to enjoy the beaches on the "mainland" but another entirely to get out to the lush green islands that ...
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Resetting the thermostats...
We boarded from the blue ice and snow of North Carolina and reemerged into the warm tropical colors of Old San Juan. Our weather-inflicted departure delay cost us a full day in the Puerto Rican capital - a day I'd have spent roaming its historic brick streets and filling an SD card - but we ...
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Been there. Very cool place. Happy trails, Mike!
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Better late than never...
Yes, I know. It's the middle of March and about freakin' time I got around to February's bin. For that matter, it's about time I got around to any kind of post. Dry for a month. Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea máxima culpa. My bad. But I've been out of pocket for a fortnight (more on that in a bit and ...
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The heck with typing. Can you cast?

Glad things went well, Howard. Now you'll run like clockwork.
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Can't cast yet Mike, but I keep good time.
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Things get weird as you move into the tropics...
The deadbolts in the place are installed upside-down. Considering that they act as both door latch and handle, each opening and closing takes some thought. Some mental reorientation. Some conscious override of a lifetime of repetition and acquired muscle memory. Clock-wise is close, ...
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Bridgework, or does it?
Here's the story as it was told to me. The drawbridge was constructed to connect the two land masses that make up Culebra, joining the north and the south of road 250 as it passes through town. It's a short span, sixty feet or so, and unique in that, rather than tilting the roadway or pivoting ...
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Don't you love it when a plan comes together?
After a long, hard day of sun, sand, and snorkling around, we hatched an ambitious plan. We'd swing by Zaco's Tacos for a blended mojito, hit the small island grocery for a few basic supplies, then wander on down to Soldado Beach to catch the Caribbean sunset. Yes. That would work.
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We'd had enough...
Note: It's been years since Mary and I have gotten away together for more than a weekend on anything other than a family visit. You know, a real vacation. This was a trip with great friends and perfectly timed to escape winter's last blast; a week on the small Puerto Rican island of Culebra.
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C+ my ass. It's an A+ to see you out and wetting a line. Does my heart good to see it.
It was a day I had hallucinated dreamed about for such a long time.  Sunny, clear skies and running water.  After a restless night I finally woke up at around 7.  Not wanting the fishing gods to see how anxious I was, I dropp...
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Thanks Mike.  You're a good guy.  I appreciate your friendship.
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Good to have you back where the writing is fun and done to please no one more than yourself. From that good things flow. All that other stuff will follow in its own sweet (and yes, maddening) time. But until then, remember that there's always a <i>Perfect Drift</i> right here.
Better than one year ago, I placed a post on here... Then silence.... Why? Several reasons could be used, and perhaps the majority of them could be justified, but at the end of the day it has been a time of trying to break th...
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