Category Archives: Sailing

Fiji by the numbers

by Christine Kling We are enjoying a blissful Sunday afternoon here with Learnativity swinging on a mooring ball here in Savusavu, Fiji. We arrived Friday afternoon at about 3:30, just in time to clear in with Customs, Immigration, Health and … Continue reading

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Not sleeping is the enemy

By Christine Kling S/V Learnativity, voyage to Fiji Sunday, May 17th, 7:00am Position 12.41S 179.04E Wind 15-20SSE, course 210, boat speed 5-6 knots Distance to Bligh Water entrance 240 Bearing 195 You can follow our progress on this tracking map: … Continue reading

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Helicopters and hitchhikers

by Christine Kling S/V Learnativity, voyage to Fiji Saturday, May 9th, 6pm Position 05.23S 177.50E Wind 0, course 145, boat speed 6.5 knots You can follow our progress on this tracking map: http://forecast.predictwind.com/tracking/display/Learnativity We left Majuro last Saturday, and we … Continue reading

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Iridium – Away we GO!

by Christine Kling This week we finally fired up our new Iridium GO in preparation for leaving to sail down to Fiji. Already, I love the Go. Previously, when we sailed from Fiji to the Marshall Islands in January 2014, … Continue reading

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The End . . . is often a beginning

by Christine Kling In certain circumstances, those can be the two most beautiful words in the English language: THE END. I got to type those words this week just before I emailed off the 130,600 word manuscript of Knight’s Cross … Continue reading

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Wed on the water

by Christine Kling With sailboats and square riggers in the background, on Saturday, aboard the California Princess in San Diego harbor, I wed Wayne on the water. (Try saying that three times fast without sounding like Elmer Fudd). We had … Continue reading

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And the winning cover is!

By Mike Jastrzebski Before I go any further I want to say that picking a cover for Stranded Naked Blues was hard. 38 designers submitted 318 cover designs. Now this included revisions on some covers, but still, that’s a lot of covers … Continue reading

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Give and take

by Christine Kling People who dream of going off cruising often think of how great it will be to relax and play all day sipping a cold adult beverage while anchored in the aquamarine water off a tropical island. Okay, … Continue reading

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There’s more than one reason we like it here

by Christine Kling This past Saturday, the local Mieco Beach Yacht Club had a swap meet so the cruisers here could unload some of the stuff they’ve been carrying around. We wanted to sell off some more of the gear … Continue reading

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Butt in chair time

by Christine Kling The concept sounds great. Writing is a very portable skill, so why not choose to live on a boat and sail all over while writing? The problem? Keeping that butt in the chair when there are so … Continue reading

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