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The Ancient Mariner

August 22, 2017

There was a time when all we had was a sextant to help us navigate. We did that for 10 years. That got us a circumnavigation around the Pacific including stops in the Tuamotus, New Zealand, Australia, the Philippines, Japan, the Aleutian Islands and Alaska.

Since that trip the sextant has lain in its box only to be brought out to polish and oil. However, yesterday we had a good use for the sextant – to watch the eclipse.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. Fred permalink
    August 22, 2017 11:49

    Damn! I never thought of that. Clever old salts. Fred

  2. Darrel and Loretta Smith permalink
    August 22, 2017 12:03

    Clever! Keep having fun you two. L&D xx

  3. Wayno permalink
    August 22, 2017 17:45

    Eclipse? Didn’t notice it in Ladysmith…
    Glad you kids enjoyed it 😁

  4. August 22, 2017 18:38

    Annie B.

  5. Seamus of PA permalink
    August 24, 2017 17:31

    I can see her straining to heft the weight of the damn heavy thing … all while you look on uselessly from your hammock. This is even more disturbing then the recent post of her tending the anchor chain. Oh but why go on … one cannot shame the shameless!j

  6. Deb McCann permalink
    September 5, 2017 11:17

    Hi there folks
    Hope you guys are hunkered down in a very protected spot and Irma istays away from you !!!
    Connie looking forward to seeing you in few weeks
    I have some tarragon which I grew and dried some for you if interested
    I am working on drying some Thyme
    Oregano and Rosemary but didn’t plant much but attempting it to do a blend as well
    Safe travels

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