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American Exceptionalism - Peter Schramm, liked to tell the story of his family\'s escape from Hungary in the aftermath of its failed revolution against Russian Communists: \"But where are we going?\" I asked. \"We are going to America,\" my father said. \"Why America?\" I prodded. \"Because, son. We were born Americans, but in the wrong place,\" he repliedFair winds and following seas 
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Pride Behavior - The other night I finally got it. XO has been waking me up at all sorts of odd hour of the night. In the daytime he has become far more \"clingy.\" He frequently follows me around to flop down and sleep a foot or two from me. I finally decided:that his behavior must be ingrained. He sees his job as the night lookout. This came to me when I started exploring why he would wake me crying on the companionway steps. Staying up late to read one night I realized that each time there was an external event e.g. a fish jump, the nighttime security guard patrol/ He would go out, take point, and when satisfied that all was secure come back to lie by my side. I tried to explore this behavior further but found little data on the behavior patterns of feral cats. It is all conjecture for now. Fair winds and following seas :)
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The other night I finally got it. XO has been waking me up at all sorts of odd hour of the night. In the daytime he has become far more "clingy." He frequently follows me around to flop down and sleep a foot or two from me. I finally decided:that his behavi...
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Remiss - It has been brought to my attention that I have been remiss in writing my blog. Rather than a long blog post I will endeavor to write a bit each day for the next couple of days. So I quick update. I left Australia about 1 year ago. I spent 3 months transiting Indonesia, then Singapore, a few months in Malaysia, and now I am in Phuket, Thailand. Since it the NorthWest monsoon season I am on the east side of the island at Ao Po Grand Marina. Given the frequent thunderstorms with 35 knot winds and the terrible holding I have chosen to stay in a marina until the weather calms down. I will pick up tomorrow with some tales of Indonesia. Fair winds and following seas. :)
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It has been brought to my attention that I have been remiss in writing my blog. Rather than a long blog post I will endeavor to write a bit each day for the next couple of days. So I quick update. I left Australia about 1 year ago. I spent 3 months transiti...
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Another hard day on Reboot - Roger J Jones s/v Reboot
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Wind Storms - Reboot is at Ao Po Grand Marna on the east coast of Phuket Island. The weather pattern is a few days of sunshine followed by a few days of rain storms. I prefer to anchor out when possible. It is quite the relief to my bank account. However I can into Ao Po to get some shopping and other errands done. I have discovered that along with the rain comes strong wind gusts - typically reaching 30 knots. This continue as the front moves thru. From no wind to 30 knots to no wind in a half hour. This process then repeats itself perhaps 10 times a day. As a consequence I have decided to spend more time in the marina until the weather pattern changes to something more benign. Fair winds and following seas :)
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Reboot is at Ao Po Grand Marna on the east coast of Phuket Island. The weather pattern is a few days of sunshine followed by a few days of rain storms. I prefer to anchor out when possible. It is quite the relief to my bank account. However I can into Ao Po...
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Crash! - It has been raining most of the last three days. Everything is slippery. It is well known among cruisers that falling down the companionway ladder is a frequent source of injury. That is why I never carry anything in my hands on the stairs. Today was my day to take the tumble. Fortunately I only bruised my side. Hurts anyway. Fair winds and following seas
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When it rains it pours - An I don t mean Morton salt. In Thailand we get several days of sunshine followed by several days of thunderstorms and rain. We are currently in the rain cycle, and will be for several more days. The big drawback, since there are periods of just clouds so one can move around, is the necessity to go bail out the dinghy on a regular basis. I tried earlier only to be hit by the next shower.Fair winds and following seas
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