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Amanda Hardesty
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What We Do For Fun
I'm a little bit country AND a little bit rock n roll. And seeing as there is absolutely no rockin' or rollin' to do in Coshocton County right now I'm tapping into my other half! When my mom invited me to Amish country for a quilting retreat with her, I lea...
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Oh What a Month!
One month ago, 30 short days, we were on a boat heading north. After celebrating New Years with some fellow cruisers in Turtle Bay we spent an entire day running jerry jugs of diesel from the world's most dangerous diesel dock to our boat, then began our lo...
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Unexpected Turns and the Clarity of Dreams
“I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.”   ―   Henry David Thoreau ,   Walden...
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Visitors in Monterey
Our last day in Monterey was graced by the presence of my brother, Joshua, and sister-in-law Alessa who came in from Napa. After another trip to the fish market where Keegan made Alessa select the seafood for our dinner we had a great stroll to Cannery Row ...
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Half Moon Bay to Monterey
Journal Entry from October 13, 2013 We are on a course heading south. The sun is shining, the waves are rolling and it feels good to be moving forward. Last night was our first windy one at anchor. It's amazing the scenarios that run thru your mind as you l...
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Notes From Our Journey 10/12
The following are the notes from my journal recorded the morning of October 12th: This morning we awake in Half Moon Bay. Yesterday's journey from Marina Bay Yacht Harbor, under the Golden Gate Bridge, past the infamous PotatoPatch and south was almost plea...
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We Must Go Down to the Seas Again
Our morning departure on Friday, October 11th was, generally, as scheduled. We'd hoped to leave at 7:00 am, but I'm pretty sure it was closer to 8:00am before the final dock line was released. Our friend Don made a morning visit with a cup of black coffee (...
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Departure Update
After my last day of work on the 27th and a great bon voyage party on the 28th we were ready to go! Well...almost. Okay, not really ready at all! We spent the last week working on projects. Jack lines, lee clothes and the first half of our nose cone are com...
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The Art of Knowing Nothing
As departure approaches we have many interested parties asking questions about our impending adventure. As much as I love that so many pe...
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Countdown and Last Minute Projects
Thirteen days till departure! The crew (and family of the crew) of s/v Malabar have been working hard over the last few weeks to wrap up ...
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