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Indonesia Adventures Begin

Indonesia Adventures Begin

Indonesia 2014     I returned to Downtime after another hectic summer of traveling in the states in mid October.  I had left the boat for a second time in the safety of Ocean View Marina, a small marina just south of Davao City located on the small island of Samal.  This marina has the capacity for about 100 boats and is surrounded by a concrete wall that keeps all but the feistiest northern storms out except for when waves get big enough to actually go over the 8 foot wall. The 60 mile long bay is surrounded by 3000 foot mountains and the area is protected from the many typhoons that the rest of the islands in the northern Philippines encounter several times a year. There were just a few things on the repair list before we set sail and one was to haul Downtime and have fresh antifouling paint applied to the bottom.  It had already been over 2 years since the last time I had done...

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Hawaii 2014

Hawaii 2014

Hawaii October 2014 There are a few times when I have I traveled in the past that I buy plane tickets that do not seem to make any sense and this trip to Hawaii was one of those times.  I had originally planned to stay on only two islands, Oahu and Maui on this trip, but like everything else in my crazy life that changed. The Mexico thing pushed my Hawaii thing a week and then Deborah wanted to see Maui and Lanai and finally Kauai.  So my flight from Mexico took me first to Denver where I had left two big bags full of boat parts to spend a night and then to Oahu.  Next I spent one night in a crappy little motel close to the Oahu airport with what looked to me like 200 other travelers were doing the same thing due to the fact that I arrived after the last flight to Maui left.  Then there was one last quick hop and I got on...

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The summer of 2014

The summer of 2014

After another wild summer in the states I am finally back home aboard Downtime. The summer of 2014 was just slightly less hectic that the previous and like last year I found myself traveling countless miles across the states. I left the boat safely secured in Ocean View Marina again this year, a small marina which is located on Samal Island just a few miles south of the city of Davao on Mindanao Island, Philippines. I booked my flight home with high hopes of sitting on the top deck of a 747, something I have had on my bucket list for quite some time.   My first flight like many flights these days departed Davao for Manila slightly late and sadly just late enough for me to miss my connection in manila and consequently being able to sit in seat 16J on the top deck of that big east bound 747. East coast Japan Rice fields Tokyo United made up for it by getting me a 1st class seat on...

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