Monthly Archives: March 2017

Mini Vaca…

Sorry, life intervened and had to take the week off. Am working on #35 as I type this. It’s a point where the story begins to pivot into stormy seas.

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To Be So Loved ~ #34

Serial #34 The tourist passengers on the ship just can’t seem to get enough of the party scene. I had no real desire to get involved, so when I was off-watch, you could often find me up in the crow’s … Continue reading

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To Be So Loved ~ #33

Serial #33 In American history it was the British who plied the Natives with beads and shiny baubles. It wasn’t supposed to work the other way around was it? ‘Do not accept any gift, or any food, from a man.’ … Continue reading

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To Be So Loved ~ #32

  Even before we could unpack our medical supplies from the row boats, we had Natives waiting in line – well, a circle, really. My eyes scanned the scantily clad people and gulped. Talk about primitive. I’d seen pictures from … Continue reading

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To Be So Loved ~ #31

If I thought there was a culture shock on Grenada, it held nothing to the light of the tiny island wherein we dropped anchor. Our first port-of-call. If it hadn’t been for the small group of spear toting Natives waiting … Continue reading

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To Be So Loved ~ #3o

Serial #30 It didn’t take me long to become proficient at plotting our location and heading via the sextant, compass, and map. I’d even gotten somewhat good at reading the radar. I learned to trust the position of the stars; … Continue reading

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To Be So Loved ~ #29

There’s nothing like a night at sea to tell you just how insignificant you are in the universe. As I stood at the helm and looked out over the glass-like surface of the ocean, I felt so very small. Smaller … Continue reading

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