Category Archives: Boatyards

My 3 words for 2016

by Christine Kling I know I have been a slacker when it comes to blogging the latter part of 2015. My fingers haven’t felt like dancing on the keyboard, and I haven’t been keeping folks up on the changes in … Continue reading

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Departures and arrivals

by Christine Kling Say hello to the early arrival of the first tropical storm in the South Pacific this season. Just as the folks along the eastern Atlantic coast are sighing with relief that another hurricane season is coming to … Continue reading

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Puppygate Fiji 2015

by Christine Kling I mentioned in my post last week, “Tales from the boatyard,” that we have been having problems with Fiji Biosecurity due to our having hauled our boat out with two quarantined dogs on board. Because we have … Continue reading

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Tales from the boatyard

by Christine Kling Wayne likes to tease me about how fiction writers don’t have a hope in hell of making stuff up that is anywhere near as weird, crazy, or ridiculous as the truth. You know, the stuff that falls … Continue reading

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Learning to cook Fiji-style

by Christine Kling Vuda Point Marina here in Fiji offers the occasional event that helps make the boatyard time go by faster. They have a Happy Hour night, Half-price Pizza, and a once a month Farmers’ Market. The event I … Continue reading

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When is “correct” the incorrect choice?

by Christine Kling We’ve been busy here in Fiji fixing things, but Wayne and I are at work on vastly different projects. He is working with the welder and crew to fix the keel cooler. We also have guys on … Continue reading

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The Drifting Circus comes to town

by Christine Kling Cruising boats and cruisers certainly do come in all shapes and sizes. I’ve seen tiny little midget boats under 30-feet out here in the Pacific as well as humongous catamarans and retired maxi racers put to new … Continue reading

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A new perspective on iPad navigation apps

by Christine Kling These past few days I have been rereading my own novel Wreckers’ Key, the 4th in the Seychelle series as part of the research I’m doing for the writing of the 5th in that series. That book … Continue reading

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Starting a new chapter

by Christine Kling One week ago today we were still in the Lami anchorage in Suva Bay, and we were getting tired of the gray, rainy days. We’d seen mornings with temps in the low sixties and the water was … Continue reading

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I am a do-it-yourself junkie.

By Mike Jastrzebski I hate to admit it, but I think I’m addicted to do-it-yourself projects. I was in my twenties when I was bitten by the bug. My first wife, my two-year-old son, and I moved from Detroit to … Continue reading

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