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Shake It Up

Note from Steve: My daughter was waiting to see a dentist in Christchurch when the quake hit, so this hits home (take that as a pun if you want to) with me. The Kiwis were exceptionally generous to her and her friends from Antarctica, so I donated to the Y that took them in. It’s shocking to see the amount of damage still visible there!

Andrew and I were hard at work tidying, scrubbing, conducting engine maintenance, removing ropes and sails, and generally getting Sonrisa ready to withstand the six month cyclone season alone in the Tonga Boat Yard.  My poor father was trying to reach his eldest daughter in Tonga, after hearin

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The alarm on my wrist watch rings, and I drag my eyelids open.  I’m pinned between the laundry bag stuffed full with our dirty clothes and Andrew’s bony knees.  This is good, though, because we are parked a bit on a slant and before I shoved the laundry bag to my left, I found myself tucked in

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