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Beth Adams-Smith
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Writer, Traveler, Editor, Boater, Healthy Living (plant based diets), cruising round the world, photography, technology. Marina and cruising guide author.
Writer, Traveler, Editor, Boater, Healthy Living (plant based diets), cruising round the world, photography, technology. Marina and cruising guide author.

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We have been sailing the Lesser Antilles from Sint Maarten to Grenada since April 20th (preceded by a week of onsite prep). I had planned to write and shoot every day, post on my two blogs, and on FaceBook, G+, Pinterest and Twitter. After all this was going to be a sublime cruise – trade winds blowing a steady 15 knots out of the east, blue skies streaked with white clouds, turquoise water and calm seas. We would cruise from island to island stopping at white sand beaches shaded by rows of palms, exquisite reefs teeming with fish and fauna, interspersed with charming laid-back villages and culturally fascinating history-rich small cities.

It didn’t turn out quite that way. The winds were unseasonably high (regularly hitting the mid twenties), which wasn’t such a problem since our boat likes strong winds and delivers 8 or 9 knots in exchange - I rather enjoy that. But the seas were often seven or eight feet – sometimes more. And that! not so much. So this turned out to more a challenge than we had anticipated leaving much less time for blogging and posting. Bu it was (and still is) a lot of fun and certainly an experience not to be missed. We still found the gorgeous beaches, learned a lot about the Caribbean culture and history, have visited many ports far off the main tourist paths - and have years worth of stories.

There are a half-dozen posts on my blog www.wanderingmariner.com (photos to come) and I will be adding more daily until I am all caught up. Tonight we are in Tyrell Bay in Carriacou waiting for a weather window to make the longish sail to St. George's on the main island of Grenada - which we hope will be tomorrow.
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Today's Times - print and web - has three articles and a slide show on the Southern California vegan scene.Historically SoCal is a predictor of things to come, so I hope that the trend for delicious, inventive, quality vegan dishes on mainstream, omnivore restaurant menus heads east fast. Eating a couple of traditional apps or a tiresome plate of grilled veggies gets very old very fast.

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T. Colin Campbell makes a strong case for a whole foods plan-based diet -  which my personal experience supports. Nancy Rodriguez brings nothing new to the discussion - this is the same old, same old spouted by agribusiness for decades. Just look around at the results of following her recommendations.

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Vegan on Japan Airlines:

So many airlines have seriously disappointed with the quality of their long-haul meal offerings for "strict" vegetarians but I had high hopes for JAL. After all, dairy isn't even a real player in Japanese cuisine. We were so disappointed - take a look at http://travegans.com/?p=201

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This is such an important issue and the Obama Administration and industry lobbyists want to exempt movie theaters and alcoholic beverages and perhaps supermarkets and convenience stores. These are the very places that the 2010 law was intended to impact
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