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Old 08-16-2011, 08:37 PM   #991
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Thanks for the update LittleWan. I was wondering what you guys did with your summer.

The sailing trip is far more adventurous than anything I could muster. You guys are so cool! I'm sure I'd be deathly sea sick within an hour. I did go sailing this summer for about two hours. We were on the Shtandart, a replica of a Russian Frigate from 1703.


Now get that rat's nest back on the trail...
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Old 08-17-2011, 06:33 AM   #992
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Originally Posted by LittleWan View Post
There’s not a lot to take photos of in the middle of the ocean.
We have a bunch of sunrise pics, here are a couple pretty ones
(do these look familar, dvwalker?? Bet you saw some from the Love Boat)

kelly, perfect little sea adv update for the morning coffee, thanks!!! Awesome book end to the summer of stupid. Sorry about the scary mask issue leaving Hawaii , but looking back now it's just all part of the adventure, right? Mother nature really puts things into perspective.

Here was my view from 70ft above the water line, a lot less scary than 5ft. Sorry a little long and lame commentary at the end.

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Old 08-18-2011, 05:28 PM   #993
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Wow, I can't get shit done lately.
Still on "island time" I guess. Plus, all I want to do is drink beer.
Just kidding (we've been super busy).
Originally Posted by bigdon View Post
pop the top pop the top pop the top
Originally Posted by WOXOF View Post
Oh and thanks for the stupid song that is now stuck in my head.
Heh, I thought you guys would "enjoy" that one...

Edit: oh, if you copy that youtube link and then paste it in here, you can turn "Let's drink beer" into a mp3 and put it on your ipod!
woo hoo!

Okay, so this is just a quickie post to address a couple things...
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Originally Posted by pyrate View Post
If it makes you feel any better, I had to re-run a main halyard while rounding Cape Horn when I was 14 w/ my grandparents!!
Holy Crap!
Xymo, you're bowing to the wrong person -
Running a halyard while rounding Cape Horn?!?

Originally Posted by sion View Post
how about some pictures of the boat?
Well, if you look back at the pic from Radio Bay (hilo), we're the 2nd boat from the left.
But, if you want another angle, here's a shot I took from the water...

Originally Posted by pyrate View Post
Is it a Seawind Catamaran?
Wow, I WISH it was a Seawind!
We met a guy in Mexico and went on his Seawind 1160 - that's an AMAZING boat.
And, it should be, for $500, 000!!

No, that's way out of our price range (even an old one)
we're on a gemini 105mc. Barely a catamaran, more like a monomaran (34 ft long, 14 ft wide)
She's a small, light, poundy thing (see above).
Great for Mx, but kinda scary in the open ocean.

Pardon the gratuitous Captain Ron (matt's favorite movie)

Originally Posted by pyrate View Post
Make broken forestays your favorite!
Originally Posted by dickosaurus View Post
(Make pounding upwind your favorite.)
Heh, I love that you guys still make those jokes!
Even my mom and my aunt were emailing me that stuff in Hawaii ("make smashing into waves your favorite!")
Everyone's a comedian...

Originally Posted by Bob View Post
Broken frames, broken forestays... I see a common theme to your adventures.
Haha, no kidding. BigWan plays kinda rough with his toys, eh?
I'm just glad we didn't catch on fire (also a common theme)...

Originally Posted by dave6253 View Post
We were on the Shtandart, a replica of a Russian Frigate from 1703.
Hi Dave, cool pics! That must have been fun.
I've been reading so much Clive Cussler, I'm starting to appreciate those old ships now...

Originally Posted by dvwalker View Post
Mother nature really puts things into perspective.
Here was my view from 70ft above the water line, a lot less scary than 5ft.
Wow! I've never been on a cruise ship, but what a view - thanks for the video!
Yeah, I'll bet it's a lot less scary from up there, for sure.

We saw a surprising number of ginormous container ships and tankers, out in the middle.
At least 6 of them crossed our path, within 3 miles.
Hello, we're thousands of miles from land, do you have to get so close??
Thank goodness for AIS (we have a receiver that shows nearby ships, their heading, their speed, and an approximate time of when they are going to run us over).

This one was less than half a mile away...he's 1,000 ft long!
we actually felt his wake when he passed.

Do you guys remember Dan? We saw him on the Oregon Backcountry Discovery Route, in Tollgate.

Originally Posted by larryboy View Post
Make crazy flute dude your favorite!

So I got a nice PM from a new inmate who lives near Dan and occasionally sees him "...walking around town, looking for the 60s..."

With the info from the inmate, I was able to track down a sample of Dan's flute music (it's pretty and relaxing) - you can enjoy it, here.
Thanks, ghostwolf0!
(uh oh, I just noticed your screen name...hope i didn't offend you with my comment about "it's amazing how many guys named Dan like wolves and flutes..." )

Okay you guys, it's been fun and I missed you, too...
But, this is it - I'm really pushing the RR rules now...

However, I can't leave without one last present for nevermind:

Can't embed it, but take the tour, here.

Ooh, I see a bunch of new TAT reports I need to check out...
(it's so hard to catch up)
See you around!
OSO LOCO!! osoooo!

Oso bored? you can find the rest of our ride reports HERE
make stupid your favorite!

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Old 08-18-2011, 05:43 PM   #994
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Sailing? Please don't let Bronco3738 read this. He's all about sailing. Sounds like a scary but exciting adventure. I am glad you two made it back to dry land safely.

We just returned from our second adventure in Utah (insert shameless plug of our RR here).

I can't wait for another Wan adventure to indulge myself in.
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Old 08-18-2011, 09:14 PM   #995
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Originally Posted by LittleWan View Post

Thanks for the PMs and inquiries about our plans, and I'm flattered you guys want more Stupidity reports!
Maybe we'll make it out to Idaho next summer (2up Tour of Idaho anyone? ), but until then... it's back to work

We're all about Stupidity here! I think we all went into withdrawals without out yearly dose of Wan Adventures. The sailing trip looked great. For some reason I can't get the wife interested in it. Sounded like you had a little more adventure than you wanted.

What's in Idaho? We still haven't made it to Colorado yet. We keep ending up in Utah.

BTW Manamanah is still on my iPod.
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Old 08-19-2011, 02:46 PM   #996
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You guys are way too cool for words...

Motorcycles and boats, how could life get any better for you?
Been wondering what you were up to, now I know.
No, I don't know where that road goes, let's find out!
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Old 08-19-2011, 03:06 PM   #997
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maybe I missed it, but what is the name of the boat?
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Old 08-20-2011, 08:12 PM   #998
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Very cool ride report. Thanks for sharing a part of your lives.
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Old 08-26-2011, 11:06 AM   #999
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"Honu" video

Little Wan,

I love the "Honu" video and have watched it a half-dozen times at least. The music sounds just like a Celine Dion favorite of ours. It sure fits perfectly to those scenes, I think. Anyway, it's really an awesome video for sure.

Thanks for staying in touch with us until your next big adventure. I'll be waiting and waiting.


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Old 08-29-2011, 01:54 PM   #1000
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ADV Sailing... Who knew? Jeez you think you are exposed being on a motorcycle in the middle of nowhere, but I imagine it's nothing compared to being in the middle of a huge storm in the ocean . Thanks for the update... I was wondering what you two would be doing this summer. Epic trip!

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Old 09-08-2011, 06:50 PM   #1001
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I need to get this back to the front where I can find it. Came in late & I'm only halfway through. Let me be the 427th--no, make that 534th person to tell you what a great writing style you have. No wonder so many have locked onto it.

I could have used your "Make _____ Your Favorite" many times this year. Got to remember that one..... Now, back to reading.

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Old 10-26-2011, 07:25 PM   #1002
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Bump for the BEST ride report ever !
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Old 09-02-2012, 12:05 PM   #1003
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Whew! MADE IT! Blew through this report in about 24 hours. On to Death Valley!
Well, actually it is noon on Sunday and I have laundry to do, a shower and toilet to scrub, a floor to clean, and a dog who wants to go to the river. I have been shirking my responsibilities enough this weekend. Yay OCD!
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