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Doggie doors

by Christine Kling I’ve come to the conclusion that one of the best reasons for having a dog is that they open doors. I don’t mean REAL doggy doors. No, our dogs open the door for us to interact with … Continue reading

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Flotsam & jetsam

by Christine Kling I’ve been sitting here for the better part of the morning trying to focus on writing my blog. We are back off the town of Majuro and back into the noise and chaos of the town. I … Continue reading

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I just need to get away from it all . . .

by Christine Kling Okay, stop with the eye roll, okay. Yes, I know, I am living on a sailboat located in the Marshall Islands smack in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, but hey, everything is relative, right? Writing is difficult … Continue reading

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Rainy days

by Christine Kling Weather is an issue that is continuously on a sailor’s mind, especially when there are dark clouds on the horizon. Lately, here at Majuro atoll, we’ve have lots and lots of dark rainy days. You have to … Continue reading

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Why Mary?

By Mike Jastrzebski There are really two questions here. The first is why is Mary the official prop scraper on Rough Draft? The second is why is Mary the best sailing and cruising partner a man could ask for? As … Continue reading

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New rhythms

by Christine Kling Life on board a cruising boat has entirely different rhythms than a land-based life. It’s difficult to believe that we have been back aboard the boat for a full month already. It sometimes feels as though we … Continue reading

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The sunsets of our life

By Mike Jastrzebski Our cruising life that is. On September 2nd Mary and I celebrated our eleven year anniversary of living aboard Rough Draft and I thought I would post some of the nicer sunsets we’ve experienced while traveling over those … Continue reading

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The vagaries of time

by Christine Kling We’ve now been back aboard the boat for a week and a half, and I have completely lost track of the world outside the lagoon here at Majuro Atoll. The pace of life aboard a cruising boat … Continue reading

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Home at last!

by Christine Kling We’re back! I’m sitting here once again at the Tide Table Restaurant in Majuro watching a tropical rain shower beat against the windows. This is home. We left Ontario, California on Tuesday at noon, and with layovers, … Continue reading

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Boat fever

by Christine Kling We packed up our bags and left LEARNATIVITY on a mooring in Majuro on February 21st, and while I thought I would be returning, but it was by no means a sure thing, so I didn’t leave … Continue reading

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