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    Default With heavy heart and light wallet

    The idyllic days in Nahwiliwili have come to an end. I had originally planned to sail back but injury, boat damage and just plain fatigue got in the way. I decided to hang out for a week and slowly clean up the boat while I enjoyed, really enjoyed, the harbor routine. Good cup of coffee in the morning, update my journal, accomplish a few boat to dos, drink some beer, check out the daily catch as the fishermen came in (man, I need to charter a boat next time, a Marlin, big tuna, etc.) Say hello to various sundry sailors who are hanging out, watch the sunset behind the mountains get some zzs and start again.

    I tell you, this could get addictive. But off to the real world to sort out the return of my boat. I wonder if I ever want to return.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mike cunningham View Post
    The idyllic days in Nahwiliwili have come to an end. I had originally planned to sail back but injury, boat damage and just plain fatigue got in the way. I decided to hang out for a week and slowly clean up the boat while I enjoyed, really enjoyed, the harbor routine. Good cup of coffee in the morning, update my journal, accomplish a few boat to dos, drink some beer, check out the daily catch as the fishermen came in (man, I need to charter a boat next time, a Marlin, big tuna, etc.) Say hello to various sundry sailors who are hanging out, watch the sunset behind the mountains get some zzs and start again.

    I tell you, this could get addictive. But off to the real world to sort out the return of my boat. I wonder if I ever want to return.
    Didn't you just retire? Why can't you stay?

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    The subject heading of this post made my heart sink thinking that you were selling Jacqueline, too. What a life, huh?

    Sigh. When I get to Nawiliwili in two years, I plan to keep on going

    Keep us posted, Mike, on how you're getting the boat back. Good luck!

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    Oh no, not selling or even thinking of that. Just reflecting on the end of a great adventure.

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    Hi Mike,
    I saw your title and had the same reaction as Gamayun. Glad you are OK and not needing to sell the boat! I am in process of finding a delivery skipper and have a couple of good leads. If you want help with finding someone I can share info. Send me a personal message and we can chat when you’re back.

    Tom

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    Mike -
    Finally heard back from Matson - they are willing to extend the same "transpac deal" to you if you still want to a use Dom's trailer to send Jacqueline back.

    PM or call me for specifics

    DH

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    Team Tortuga has the post race blues too! I think maybe a group therapy session will be in order... good luck with your return trip. Tortuga awaits her delivery back to SF in Ko Olina on Oahu. A very relaxing place and one of the calmest marina's i've even been in.

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    Synthia (R/C) put on a post-race "Tree" back here after the 2008 race. Maybe you all should consider that.

    After I got back and recommissioned Rags, I was sitting below kinda dejected and decided to put her on the market. Several weeks later I snapped out of it and canceled the ads. It can hit you that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobJ View Post
    Synthia (R/C) put on a post-race "Tree" back here after the 2008 race. Maybe you all should consider that.

    After I got back and recommissioned Rags, I was sitting below kinda dejected and decided to put her on the market. Several weeks later I snapped out of it and canceled the ads. It can hit you that way.
    Maybe they can use that cheap therapist of Tom's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobJ View Post
    Synthia (R/C) put on a post-race "Tree" back here after the 2008 race. Maybe you all should consider that.

    After I got back and recommissioned Rags, I was sitting below kinda dejected and decided to put her on the market. Several weeks later I snapped out of it and canceled the ads. It can hit you that way.
    We did Meet and Greet before the race. Perhaps "Regroup and Reminisce"

    Susan
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