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Chapel of Ease

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We did shopping today for more food at the Marine base commissary. Candace is married to a Marine. Then we did a tour of a historic church and fort and stopped to see a shrimp boat owned by someone Candace knows. Oh yeah also Hunting Beach State Park Lighthouse.

















The Chapel of Ease above and Fort Fremont below


















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SV Asperida

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It's evening now but I wanted to show you the beautiful boat I'll be crewing on for 4 months. She's 52' not counting dingy davits and anchor. Maybe 60' overall. The boat was built in 1967 in the Netherlands and the captain/owner bought it in Beaufort here about 13 years ago and sailed her to New Jersey as he was still working in New York at the time living on a smaller boat. He worked on redoing the interior and it's beautiful. The hull is a unique copper/nickel alloy 70/30. It's extremely well equipped... Anyway here's some photos.  While Walter's done quite a bit of sailing on other boats this is kind of the maiden voyage for Asperida, not counting sailing her back to Beaufort, South Carolina.













































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First morning on SV Asperida

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I'll have to wait until afternoon to get pictures from a better angle that will allow the whole 52' boat...60 overall with dingy davits and sprit. Interesting copper/nickel allow hull and the owner did a beautiful woodworking job building the interior.


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Location:Beaufort,United States

iPads all over the place

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At MSP gate 22 waiting for next leg. They have mostly sitting places with power and iPads to use and order food if you like. Really I'm just posting this to practice posting with my iPhone.


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Location:Glumack Dr,Minneapolis,United States

Duluth International Airport

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At the Gate



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Location:Grinden Dr,Duluth,United States

Colorado Kayak Supply Sale Ends November 29th

Volunteer crewing for a 3rd winter

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I'm excited to have connected with a boat seeking crew.  It's been an odd quest this year.  I connected with a boat way back in July and was set to join the boat on St Thomas Virgin Islands in late December.  Then he switched the leg he wanted me to the first leg.. Georgia to St Thomas.  He requested I come to Georgia in October?  Hurricane season extends through the end of November but the main reason I did not want to go that soon was it was mid September when I got word of the switch and was feeling it was too soon.  I reconsidered and emailed him back that I'd go but he had found other crew.

I was not hearing back from a couple other boats so began to think about my back up plan...a road trip in my van of the southern U.S...looking up a few old friends d not seen for quite a while.  I'd first head east to D.C. for Dave and Amy's arrival of the www.paddletodc.org then continue south to North Carolina and visit Arlo, my high school bud I'd gotten into white…

Paddle to D.C. Video