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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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    Storm Petrel came to visit...    November 13, 2007 - Day 127
    Saturday evening was fun. I was able join the fellow members of the Pacific Nortwest Chapter of the Explorers Club during their

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    The verdict: A record sighting!    November 12, 2007 - Day 126
    I have received confirmation that the bird species which visited my boat on Oct 31, was a Laughing Gull (larus atricilla), out at sea a record distance.

    Our ornithologist friend Pepper Trail sa

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    I am not a happy camper!    November 10, 2007 - Day 124
    "No complaining. No whining. No despair. Winds will blow. It is in their nature. They are pushing your boat back north, too bad. Try again later. December shows NE winds across the Equator west

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    Debate continues on the bird...    November 8, 2007 - Day 122
    The bird which I last reported on November 2nd and 4th was a gull, but there is not a consensus on which species yet. Gulls are coastal birds, and not a pelagic bird species, so we have on record an

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    I was down to 2 quarts of water!    November 7, 2007 - Day 121
    The last 4-5 days have been sunny, and finally the cabin is dry, the batteries are recharging, and I don't dread stepping outside. I am south of the Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) now, an

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    November wind charts...    November 5, 2007 - Day 119
    Thanks to the work by thirty-six 8th grade students at the Orrville Middle School in Orrville, Ohio, I now have the November QuikSCAT average wind charts for the ocean surface area between 5S-10N and

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    Shearwater, or not?    November 4, 2007 - Day 118
    On my last dispatch, I posted that a shearwater had befriended my boat, landing repeatedly on my starboard side to pick the bait fish. I am reminded that shearwater have a short black hooked beak, wh

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    Making friends on the way to the Equator...    November 2, 2007 - Day 116
    As of yesterday, the trip odometer on my chartplotter indicated that my boat had meandered past 4,000 nautical miles. I have 3,593 nm as the crow flies to reach Mooloolaba, and I am located 2,589 nm

    Later dispatches - Previous dispatches


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