Blue View – Summer Reruns

Blue View – Summer Reruns

When we were at sea, there were any number of things to worry about. Storms, freak waves, partially submerged containers, cranky whales, lightning, ships, pirates, and serious boat malfunctions topped the list, and have been the cause of many a lost vessel. We've had a few close calls over the years. We've also had several friends who have lost their boats from such calamities. Sometimes these things are due to an error in judgment, but often, it is purely bad luck. As if the list wasn't already long enough, I just read of a new menace for mariners to worry about ...

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Blue View - Route Planning

 Blue View - Route Planning

Figuring out our route and exactly how we were going to get from Rome to Canterbury was a daunting task. I used three hardbound route guides, a couple of eBook route guides, and six different apps to figure it all out. The kitchen table was covered with books, notes, my notebook computer, an iPad and an iPhone, plus, depending on the time of day, either a cup of coffee or a glass of wine…

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Blue View - Plan B Logistics

Blue View - Plan B Logistics

As Marcie mentioned, she’s suffering from a rather virulent attack of shingles, and cannot carry her pack any distance. We’ve figured out a “Plan B” which seems to be working, but the logistics are difficult to say the least.

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