The only way to make effective change in our nation will be to engage in war. — The Evil Overlord It all started the day Andrew and I were scheduled to cast off for a twelve day sail from Vanuatu to Papua New Guinea. Our six weeks in Vanuatu had been some of the most interestin
Source: Confirm It’s Just Tea
We escape Papua New Guinea’s outer reef and head out into open ocean. It’s a strange feeling to be in new water. For the first time in almost twenty years, I don’t know what to expect. One might think ocean sailing is ocean sailing, but that actually is not true. One of my most striking me
Source: Minding My Ps and Qs, Part Two, By Sonrisa
Another piece by the lovely and talented Sonrisa. She makes me smile!
As I write this, I am in a new ocean – an ocean filled with excitement, adventure, and squid boats. But, don’t let me get ahead of myself. For our last week in PNG, I wasn’t so sure we would reach this next stage. Could Andrew really be serious? Could he want to ship me back to the state
Source: Minding My Ps and Qs, By Sonrisa
Me: This place is starting to grow on me. Brian: How so? Me: I don’t really know, I was afraid of everything when I first got here, but the more time I spend here the more comfortable I feel and the more I like it. Brian: It’s the chaos! Port Moresby, PNG
Source: The Imperialist, By Captain Andrew
Hey everybody! Sorry for the long break. I ran out of pre-written accounts of our backstory to post before we left Papua New Guinea. We had to rip the bandaid off and get out to sea before we installed an air conditioner in Sonrisa’s forward hatch and stayed locked in the Royal Papua Yacht
Source: We Are Still Here!
I have been doing this sailing gig for almost 36 years now, and if there is one thing I know, it is that I am not in control of our schedule. We must go with the wind when things are right. Note! I did not say when things are perfect, I said when things are right. It’s a delicate balance,
Source: Weasles, By Sonrisa
Ist das kostenlos? Nein, das ist nicht kostenlos!
“Hush!” I say to the grousing in the back of my mind. “I’m trying to do math.” I click on the “Actual Tally Tab” in the Excel file that contains my Year to Date equations. “I don’t know why you are bothering with this,” Myself responds. “You know you aren’t going to make your budget.”
Source: Six Month Expense Tally Jan – June 2017