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    Question - "What does having a dream mean to you?"
    Answer - "A dream is a goal glimmering in the distance; it is an inner calling which, when accomplished,
    serves as the rite of passage into wisdom." Erden Eruç - Sep 17, 2004
     

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    I am safe at Finsch Harbor...    February 8, 2009 (6.5619S,147.8432E)
    This is my fourth morning sleeping tied to a wharf. My boat is not rocking to awaken me. I do not have to wake up every half or one hour to monitor where land is. I do not have to row despite my scia

    I must stop at Dreger...    February 3, 2009 - Day: 19 (5.9280S,147.6755E)
    I am within 24 hours of landing this boat at Dreger Harbor. I have worked very hard over the last few days to bring this boat into position on the south side of Vitiaz Strait. Two nights ago, I slept

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    Onwards toward Dreger...    January 31, 2009 - Day: 16 (4.9180S,146.4066E)
    You probably checked the [ORS MAP] link on the top right to figure out that I am continuing... After receiving wave after wave of rain episodes which almost always brought westerly squalls, I was dri

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    Quick dispatch...    January 29, 2009 - Day: 14 (3.8592S,145.1973E)
    [ORS MAP] link on the top right should be working now. You can check my location there.

    I woke up with Bam Island at 9 nm to my southwest. This is an active volcano with its perfect cone sh

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    Nice breeze, good sleeping...    January 27, 2009 - Day: 12 (2.3346S,144.6345E)
    This morning I submitted two wind forecast inquiries by email, one for my location at the FAD (Fish Aggregating Device - the buoy), and one 60 nm further south at the 3rd parallel. I use an automated

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    Birds and buoy...    January 25, 2009 - Day: 10 (2.0871S, 144.6349E)
    Please remember to track my progress by clicking here. [MAP] link on the top right should be p

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    There are not as many birds...    January 23, 2009 - Day: 8 (1.6590S, 145.8290E)
    I heard that the [ORS MAP] link on the top right points to the previous 312 day Pacific effort. Ocean Rowing Society has started a new tracking page for me, and we did not know until friends started c

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    Did I mention the heat?    January 21, 2009 - Day: 6 (1.5152S, 147.1331E)
    Pacific is being its capricious self again. This morning after coming to a position 30nm north of Lorengau port on Manus Island, I started receiving winds 180 degrees opposed to before, which are now

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