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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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    Fighting for a safe landfall...    March 9, 2012 - Day 152
    I hope you do remember to click on the [ORS MAP] and [MAP] links on the top right to track my progress. I got inside the Gulf of Paria on the west side of Trinidad on March the 6th.

    I am now

    Inside the Gulf...    March 7, 2012 - Day 150
    I hope you do remember to click on the [ORS MAP] and [MAP] links on the top right to track my proggress.

    After I pulled anchor at 7 am yesterday, I hugged the shore to avoid the chop from squal

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    Deep in the serpent's throat...    March 5, 2012 - Day 148
    Today I was able bring my boat almost the length of Trinidad into the Serpent's Mouth before dropping anchor at 8 pm at 15 meters depth just 3 nm south of its shores. All day, as the rain squalls

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    Going into the Serpent's Mouth...    March 4, 2012 - Day 147
    The winds and the swells, generally from the NE as expected for February until now have pressed my course and I have not been able to gain sufficient northing early enough to go counter clockwise arou

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    Equipment failure...    March 2, 2012 - Day 145
    On Tuesday, the day after my last dispatch in which I mentioned the forecast that swells would turn northeastly, the frustrating northerly swells subsided. As I rowed NNW with beam on starboard winds

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    Should I continue?    February 27, 2012 - Day 141
    I am again receiving strong NE/ENE winds coupled with N and NE swells. These are depressing my course, I can barely maintain a westerly heading.

    The next few days are critical. The forecast sa

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    Doing better...    February 23, 2012 - Day 137
    All through last week, I was being hammered by the seasonal NE trade winds coupled with the land effects strengthening the wind toward shore. Near Madagascar in November and in March, the heating land

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    The birdlife...    February 16, 2012 - Day 130
    As I approach Cabo Orange, the coast of Brasil rose nearer to within 400 nm. There is a noticeable increase in the numbers of noddy and sooty terns over the last 10 days. No birds are attempting to la

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