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NEW ADVENTURE, SECRET HAVEN CAMPSITE

SECRET HAVEN EXPEDITION This has been a year for land exploring and other unique adventures. With a long week holiday, we packed the Jimny and headed for yet another new destination. Donna is the wizard at finding interesting new places to explore. A
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KINSHIP, FRIENDSHIP, FELLOWSHIP RIDE

KINSHIP, FRIENDSHIP, FELLOWSHIP, SOAK MY WEARY BONES RIDE Back in America the Beautiful. After 2 years of hoping for US visas for Donna and Priam with no luck, it was time for me to go alone. It had been nine years since I donned the shores of the US
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Tale of a Real Hero, my Dad

My Dad survived all this, came home, ran a business, raised a family. His dedication as a father and sacrifices he made are things i am just now fully realizing, He kept most of this to himself until his last years. About 20 years ago i took him for
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THE WORLD IS HIS CLASSROOM

From the early days of my adventure, I have had the joy of cruising with sailing families, kids raised on the sea. I loved to follow the “kid boats” to different anchorages and watch them bond together, oblivious to age, nationality even language the
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Priam all cozy even on an 85 degree evening

COOl TIMES ON FURTHUR

in the Pacific Northwest I had a fantastic diesel fired, hydronic heating system. I was pure luxury. Each room had thermostats, heated lockers, even heated towel racks. Five years of not using it, and needing the space for a new larger water maker, I
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Hot Springs 2022

The Philippines provides some the greatest cruising grounds on earth.  Endless pristine white sandy beaches, unique and isolated anchorages, cruiser friendly boutique resorts, heartwarming friendly villages, all make a cruisers paradise for sure. Ah
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SEARCH FOR MISS GAY, SAN IGNACIO 2022

Back to “near normal” and that means Fiesta Time in my bride’s small village, San Ignacio. Nothing marks the joy of the Fiesta like the resumption of the Miss Gay Ladyboy Beauty Pageant.  I have once again been given the honor of sitting on the judge
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HOT SPRING HOPPING IN THE PHILIPPINES

RARE SALT WATER HOT SPRINGS ACCESSABLE BY DINGHY The Philippines provides some the greatest cruising grounds on earth.  Endless pristine white sandy beaches, unique and isolated anchorages, cruiser friendly boutique resorts, heartwarming friendly vil
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OUR RETURN TO BICOL 2022

With the restrictions of the pandemic all but gone, life resumes in the tiny village of San Ignacio, home of my bride and family. Nothing says San Ignacio like the annual Fiesta! Celebrating the birthday of the Patron Saint. tHE NOBLE JIMNY HEADED TO
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Cruising with Corona,

Here is where the plot thickens; we were ordered out of Camotes Island, so we contacted the Lapu Lapu Coast Guard and got clearance to return, no problem. Ah, but when we contacted the Cebu Yacht Club they refused to allow us back in. They even refus
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Cruising before Corona

This year’s cruising season started as most do, joyous holidays at Puerto Galera Yacht Club, spectacular diving at Apo Reef and the familiarity and comradery of Coron, Busuanga Bay. From there we varied from our path taken to see parts unknown. Santa
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Smooth Ride on Furthur

  We equipped Furthur with Wesmar active fin stabilizers installed at JTM when new. They worked flawlessly for many years and many miles. We crossed the Pacific Ocean in comfort and made it halfway around the world.As with any equipment they grew tir
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CRUISE IN PARADISE AND SAVE, SELENE PHILIPPINES

   Cruise in Paradise and save big bucks!How would you like to save $200 to $400 thousand dollars on your Selene over US or European prices and cruise in the most beautiful areas of the world? Selene is long known to be a world class ocean voyaging y
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So Gay La 2019

   There are those times when I ponder in wonderment, just how did I get here? I seem to fall into the strangest of rabbit holes. This one is a repeat as it is my second time of being given the great honor being on the judges’ panel at the San Ignaci
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Smile Smile Smile

   Smile Smile Smile, So the Grateful Dead song goes and so we did. One of the few things I really miss, even yearn for in the States would be attending the Dead shows. I download the newest ones, watch the videos, and smile at all the pictures my fr
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9 Year Report, the boat

   As Furthur enters her tenth year of travels in exotic places, let us see how the old gal is doing.The relatively trouble-free Cummins engine is still purring along happily. To date I have only replaced one non-maintenance part, the pre injector fu
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the voyage 9 year report

   Once again, I ponder the wonders of my life as we enter the tenth year of cruising full time in paradise. This past year brought us to many familiar new places and a few new ones. Easy living and great new adventures. We started working on the boa
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The Great Selene Rendezvous

  Mystic Moon and Furthur, together again  It was a chilly day at the 2003 Seattle Boat Show when Kathy and John Youngblood boarded their first Selene. I greeted them aboard, and we began the journey that would take us both half way around the world.
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8 Year Report, the Captain

   This is the report I save until last, and it has the least real information, but it is my favorite to do, and the hardest. I look back at the last year and go wow! The things I have learned and experienced in this life changing year.  alone on a w
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