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Garbage Bits in the Pacific

Just a teaser… Story to follow… After a 2:00 am start C-130 calls us att dawn to help with rescue:: Overturned boat:: Man is rescued minutes before we get there after standing on the boat all night: We return to … Continue reading

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Digital zoom saved my life

After all of Kai’s stories about crossing the Pacific in Desire and almost being run over by robot controlled cruise ships, I finally got a taste. Having caught a lovely wind after leaving North Manitou Island, I was making deligtful … Continue reading

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Rifting establishes protocols

Kai is in the house! We’ve been doing a lot of undocumented talking phonewise. Kai isn’t totally comfortable with posting full names of collaborating individuals, he want’s to protect their privacy. He’s also reluctant to release the On Desire blog … Continue reading

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Riposte – sustainability isn’t an abstraction

I was just commenting on Telemetry 090630 and I realized my comment was worthy of it’s own post. Kai and I are a few steps past this now, but you can’t practice fundamentals too much. > It seems, for ideological … Continue reading

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Sweet moon

Another week in full tilt at the water temple. The Hobie renovation support team arrives in about 3 hours. For the moment, sweet silence and the moon. Been doing a little strategic shoving of local allies, helping to deploy web … Continue reading

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Glorious gray

It’s heavy ‘ready to rain’ color today, with a hint of purple / pink peeking through. Back to wearing the wetsuit when swimming deep.  A shy summer so far, teasing warmth at the end of June and now mostly wet … Continue reading

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All hands on deck

July 5 is the deadline for my Hawaiian ride. We’re down to the wire. 11th hour. Time to ship or get off the ops. Now or never. Magic! In last weeks episode… Riding the Transpac would have been an exciting … Continue reading

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Plan B

Once again Dan is manning blog command. Say that 10 times fast. Location – Artist house, Beulah Michigan Weather – overcast Health – excellent Morale – high Electricity – plentiful Food – adequate Water – abundant Equipment – functional There’s … Continue reading

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Launch the first wave!

After 5 days of screen gazing I have achieved blog launch. About 75 souls in the first wave. Assuming there’s no major hitches in the next day or two, we’ll do the next 500 or so on the big list. … Continue reading

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Desire and Faisal in the house

Beulah, Michigan In December of last year I heard from Kai, captain of the 26′ Sloop Desire. He was planning to set her up for future adventures starting with a shakedown cruise in the Hawaiian Islands, and did I want … Continue reading

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Aloha Beulah

Here a silver gray and green morning with rain lightly tapping on spring leaves, copper roof and stone.  Location – Artist house, Beulah, Michigan, USA, Earth. It’s exceptional and a little hard to believe. I drove 18 hours in a … Continue reading

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Plans

Kai is incommunicado until mid June 2009 as he sails from San Diego to Tahiti with…. For now, only Dan’s plans are in process. Dan here – planning is akin to visualization. Project a richly detailed simulation of an idea, … Continue reading

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Big lists

Kai called yesterday to report that he changed his ticket to fly into Hilo on June 13, 2009. I had just emailed him the day before guessing at his new schedule – I was two days off. They’ve had a … Continue reading

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Camping / trekking

I am all about back country if the opportunity presents, sleeping cheap on the islands. I need at least a sleeping bag for bedding on our fine Desire. Add the basics – an internal frame pack that can hold a … Continue reading

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Dan’s plan

April 1st, count down. I am green to go, but it’s all visualization and hutzpah presently. I’ve got to sell a good deal of gear to enable this, so on my ride back from Michigan last night I made some … Continue reading

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Big World Small Footprint Continuum

Big World Small Footprint Continuum ~The Desire Project~ RAW Wednesday, April 1, 2009 10:04 AM (not foolish at all) From: “kai” To: “j gallone” Hello John, Here’s the scoop on what Dan and I are building. We’re calling it (working … Continue reading

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Sailbabalu

Dan, We now have the capability of updating our web blog on ‘Babalu’ by satellite phone at sea. This includes our position on Google Earth every time we update the blog. It’s still in it’s raw state but will get … Continue reading

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Junkraft

Dan, Here’s an interesting site (sometimes buggy) about two guys who built a raft out of junk and sailed it from California to Hawaii. Cheers! ~Kai http://junkraft.com/blog/

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Re: update

From:     KAI Subject:     Re: update Date:     March 17, 2009 8:55:56 AM EDT To:     DAN Sounds Great Dan. Things are pretty crazy for me here in Seattle right now as I get ready for my trip. I’m … Continue reading

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Update

From:     DAN Subject:     update Date:     March 14, 2009 9:09:00 AM EDT To:     KAI Hey! I am keenly interested in doing Desire in May. There are several projects that have to be closed down before, it’s slightly … Continue reading

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Re: alternates (to flying)

From:     DAN Subject:     Re: alternates Date:     February 27, 2009 12:56:48 PM EST To:     KAI Thanks, I’ll look into it all. I’ve started to build a plan. I found these so far. http://www.cruisersforum.com Attitudes and Latitudes Forum … Continue reading

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Re: alternates (to flying)

From:     KAI Subject:     Re: alternates Date:     February 27, 2009 7:15:42 AM EST To:     DAN Hello Dan, It was great talking with you yesterday! As for getting to Hawaii I’ll try to find some more crew list … Continue reading

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Desire

From:     DAN Subject:     Desire Date:     January 1, 2009 2:11:05 PM EST To:     KAI Kai, “Almonds” is an idea that i’d like to expand on. let me know if you think there’s a connection to the church … Continue reading

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Der boat

From:     DAN Subject:     der boat Date:     December 29, 2008 8:37:04 AM EST To:    KAI yo mofo, happy merry and best wishes for the upcoming year of the ox. do you have a blog about your sailing … Continue reading

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