NautiGirl

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About NautiGirl

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  1. NautiGirl

    Marblehead to Halifax 2019

    Just bumping this up since we are drawing near. Looks like pretty small numbers this year. @Rail Meat is the only Class 40? @Bump-n-Grind, are you in this year?
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    Route du Rhum 2018

    I'm thinking some may have stopped for repairs, or have taken shelter?
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    Route du Rhum 2018

    Beautiful! Nouvelle-Écosse/Nova Scotia/New Scotland has rich French roots. I do love visiting French protectorates. It's fascinating to me how they maintain their French culture even while blending with the regional "flavours" if you will. (I've got trips to Martinique and Guadeloupe coming up in the winter, and hopefully a trek to St.Pierre et Miquelon in the coming summer. ) I might have to add New Caledonia to my must visit list.
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    Route du Rhum 2018

    East coast here, and I'd argue it's not terribly well known here either. I don't think it's a geography thing.
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    Route du Rhum 2018

    We have brilliant crows. I used to live next door to a roost. Those birds amaze me. No clue about New Caledonia.
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    Route du Rhum 2018

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but there are 123 competitors, not 125
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    Jetski Attempted Murder

    I have always considered them a minor annoyance, until I was out with my rowing club a few weeks ago. We headed into the adjacent lake, and there were a bunch of kids on half a dozen rented jet skis bombing around there, who thought it would be amusing to start circling around our shells. It's a big lake, and the rowers don't own it, but their behaviour was inconsiderate and unsafe. Our coach exchanged words with the owner of the company who was out "supervising" the little brats, but he basically just shrugged his shoulders over it. Won't be surprised when there's an accident with that outfit given their attitude towards safety.
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    Sold everything to sail the world...boat sunk on day 2

    That should not have made me laugh out loud but it did. I'm a terrible person.
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    Sold everything to sail the world...boat sunk on day 2

    I was born an Upper Canadian so most true Blue Nosers consider me a CFA, but I'm definitely one at heart.
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    Sold everything to sail the world...boat sunk on day 2

    I know a few vegans, including my step-daughter, and none of them are anorexic. Any system of eating (keto, paleo, vegan/vegetarianism) can be used to "justify" a disordered eating pattern. There are plenty of people who are opposed to eating animal products because they consider it simply inhumane.
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    Why did Trump pay $130,000 to silence a woman?

    Millions of Americans Demand $130,000 for Not Having Sex with Trump
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    Sold everything to sail the world...boat sunk on day 2

    And I said as much.
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    Sold everything to sail the world...boat sunk on day 2

    How much are these kids going to learn by getting bailed out of their situation within 36 hours I wonder? When I was young and stupid, and needed to be bailed out of one situation or another, it came with grovelling and accepting responsibility on my part, and a stern lecture and repayment schedule on my mother's. If these guys don't spend some time figuring out what they don't know, I won't be convinced they've learned anything beyond the power of going to the media with a good sob story and setting up a GoFundMe account.
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    Sold everything to sail the world...boat sunk on day 2

    I think that's all they were able to slavage after things went pearshaped. Still, it doesn't sound like they have any idea of they type of unexpected expenses that come with boat ownership and cruising let alone even remotely prepared to deal with them.
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    Sold everything to sail the world...boat sunk on day 2

    If everything I owned was tied up in that $5K boat, you better believe I'd insure it. And don't get me started about coming into an unfamiliar port, at night, in fog, without wearing PDFs, let alone being on the bow in those circumstances. The stupid is strong with these two.