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This was my Journal page on the S/V Sapien site… The above shot was taken one day south of the Tropic of Cancer in Novenber of 2006 on the way to Hawaii. It’s proof in contrast to the one below that sailing in the Southern Latitudes is just, let’s say, better…Click here to read the story about our adventures from San Francisco, Calif.to Hilo, HI. …As always most of my thoughts are best brought into fruition through the still-life photographic images that I love, not through the convoluted words that I write, speak, leave on answering machines, friendsters, et-cet. For example: Well, first of all in January of 2006 we finally sold our 9ft Fatty Knees lap strake dory, the “Diplomat” just before going on our Hawai’i vacation. We bought that great little boat to be a replacement to Sojourner Earth (the tender for SVSN that we lost at sea in 2002) but sold S.V. Sovereign Nation before ever getting to put her on the new davits we had built for her.We thought she would make a good tender for S.V. Sapien but after three years of intense testing in pretty much every saltwater environment we could put her in she turned out to be way too big to efficiently travel long distances on a boat the size of S.V. Sapien (35ft overall). We placed an ad with Latitude 38 and she sold in three days. I love that magazine! Secondly: seconds turn into days, weeks months, ah the controls of time through patients. If you wait you’ll see how it turns out… At the beginning of September 2005 Dena, Dean and I went offshore to Monterey, Calif. for a shake-down cruise of all of our new electronic equipment. (See new gear) As usual we discovered that our choice in[…]

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This is some old stuff…

2/20/05 Well, this is my very own page, and I’ll use it to keep you updated on how I’m doing more than where I am. You can read that part on the news page. I’m just stoked to have this website up and running, so I can chronical the whole process of us getting totally off the power tit and on the hook. I’m so excited about this stuff I can hardly stand it. I’ve been having a hard time researching solar panels rather than just getting whatever I can get my hands on! Anyway, I’ll be putting bulletins up periodically, though I’m not a very regular correspondent. If you want to know when I update this page, send me an email and I’ll put you on a list to get update notices. Enjoy! Dena 3/7/05 James takes the nicest pictures of me. This one is in another part of the site as well, but I like seeing me the way he does. Check me out, enjoying a picnic… Isn’t that nice? Anyway, we had a great time, and thanks, Asia, for the funky plaid-and-plastic picnic set. It worked wonderfully! I was just trying to make a photo gallery from our photos, but it’s kind of strange. I don’t want to put too much work into something that might go away if I make a new one, but the auto-settings in Photoshop leave a lot of room for improvement. To say the least. Maybe I’ll just make a very basic one, analyze it, and figure out how to add more to the mix. If you see a photo gallery that’s obviously a template, cut me a little slack, okay? Yesterday, we worked on the wood parts of our dingy, and they sure did need the attention. I’m thinking we’re fixing[…]

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