July 2013


December 25, 2013   After nearly three years of living on Downtime a sabbatical was in order for both Downtime and her crew. We spent five frustrating days sailing from Palau to Holiday Ocean View Marina located on Samal island just south of Davao City a place where we would be leaving Downtime safely tied to a dock in the small marina for the next several months. You would think that in a country as huge as the Philippines with...

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When we tell people we are in Palau they say great, where is that exactly?  Well, Palau is a small republic located 6000 NM west sw of San Diego Ca. or 4100 NM sw of Hawaii or 1600 NM se of Japan or 500 NM east of the Philippines, so we hope you get the general idea.. A long ways from anywhere! We arrived here after our 3 month stay in Micronesia and found it to be one of the easiest countries to clear into.  We simply filled out a...

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