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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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Hello big city!

by Christine Kling We are on a free mooring tucked away in a corner of the big bay in Viti Levu where the city of Suva can be found. Our little bay is on the opposite side from the big … Continue reading

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Gone with the wind

by Christine Kling We woke up in the middle of the night to the sound of the wind generator complaining. When the winds get up above 30-35 knots, the generator essentially takes itself offline and starts freewheeling. The speed of … Continue reading

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Editing on the water

  by Christine Kling The common wisdom when it comes to editing a manuscript is to put it aside for a few days and then come back to it with fresh eyes. This time I followed the common wisdom and … Continue reading

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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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