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  • Reading on the boat

    Posted on June 29th, 2009 cwmoore No comments

    Reading is one of our enjoyments on the boat. We have been going through novels at an alarming rate. I prefer the intrigue or sci-fi books. My latest readings areas follows:

    • THE BRETHREN by John Grisham
    • ACT OF TREASON by Vince Flynn
    • DEAD WATCH by John Sandford
    • LAST LIGHT by Andy McNab
    • Several books by Tom Clancy

    I am now down to just a few books left unread onboard and I may have to start reading the technical books again.  Diesels Made Simple and Shipboard Electrical Systems make for stimulating reading.    As you can see, I am getting desperate and even writing in my blogs again.

    The internet here at the marina is now working again in a very slow fashion and there is insufficient bandwidth to meet the demand.  During the week it is marginally acceptable but the weekends are disaster and you might as well forget the marina internet and go downtown to the coffee shop.  We do this often.

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  • 4th & Grandchildren

    Posted on June 29th, 2009 cwmoore No comments

    We are anticipating being on the boat for the 4th of July and this will be a new course charted for us. For 50+ years in the past we have met at the family homestead for a family get together. This has slowly declined over the years as the American Productivity increased: now no one has the extra time for these events.

    The Texas grand children are expected to arrive the 6th when we pick them up at Carol’s place of business. A fun packed 4+ days are expected that are oriented around water things. It will be fun for us and hopefully for them too.

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