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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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    I was just saying yesterday that I was so sad because I feel it all fading away like a dream in my memory......It seems so surreal and yet when I look at my videos I can feel it like it was yesterday.Good luck with all the shipping stuff Mike....Hauling and shipping my heavy ass boat was an adventure and then it all got delayed...no boat til the end of the month! Anyway....missing you all and sending lots of good juju from SoCal! I just posted an homage to you all on my blog and Jackie reposted it here as a thread (message from Haunani). I loved meeting everyone so much and sharing this experience!
    -Margie Woods
    "Cassiopeia", Hanse 371
    www.sailinghaunani.com
    mwbfoto@gmail.com

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    Give it a few months... for the "itch" to return and grow... seems near half of first time bug lighters become repeat offenders. Its like being a drug addict... when the itch gets too strong the only answer is getting another fix... I have the itch (again)... sigh

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimQuanci View Post
    Give it a few months... for the "itch" to return and grow... seems near half of first time bug lighters become repeat offenders. Its like being a drug addict... when the itch gets too strong the only answer is getting another fix... I have the itch (again)... sigh
    what he said ^

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