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Friday, July 23, 2010

July 23, 2010-Blue Peter at the Yard

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Blue Peter at the Yard

There comes a time when everything is ready including the crew and the pull of the blue ocean, the deep blue sea, is as strong as the flow of a spring tide and the yacht strains at its mooring lines eager to be free, free as a bird, free of the land, free to roam.

That time of readiness has come.

We leave tomorrow.

Blue Peter at the yard.

We leave on the tide and look for a good wind to carry us out.

Out past the south cape, out through the gap in the islands to where the horizon is wide, out to the open ocean.

Bound for Sumatra.

Sumatra, Indonesia, the first port of call.

Sumatra of the Minangkabau people and the Mentawi Islands.

Sumatra, that island of light winds and rain, of volcanoes and fire and earthquakes and tsunamis.

Sumatra of coffee and spices.

We heard the food is good there.

Fred & Judy, SV Wings, Phuket

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Anonymous RichC said...

Sail safe Fred. Keep the wind on your beam and a smile on your face ... oh and watch for 'rogue' whales. :-)

23 July, 2010 07:57  

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