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Log Book: Myrtle Beach, SC - October 13, 2003

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Fishing Boat

Dear God it's raining again.

We had a quite pleasant time in Myrtle Beach. It wasnt raining for almost couple of days. We even sat on the beach for the whole day with our new friend Michael. But now now it's pouring again.

Michael is from Oakville and is sailing down with his dad aboard Woodwind. We had taken to the young lad and enjoyed his company. It's so good to have someone young to chat with. I had quite a chuckle when he told me that from the beginning of their trip they are religiously following another boat, skippered by one character named Dan. They hooked up in Oswego and for couple of months now they raise anchor when he does, put their sails up when he does his, stop, go and stay the night right behind him. I guess they must enjoy his company and since Dan has done this trip many times before, following him saves those guys some trouble.

There is a couple of episodes I have not mentioned yet. Just another day, my beautiful friend Johannes decided to get up after sitting for awhile in the cockpit. Well, for some obscure reason he completely passed out and collapsed at my feet. My terror was short lived, however. German boy regain consciousness, promptly got up and started to massage his bruised ribs that came in contact with the anchor. He assured me there's nothing to worry about and shortly after we laughed about it.

A very cool thing happened to us in the town called Oriental. We went to look for a dinghy, but we found something else instead. The canvas workshop lady, whom we visited one morning, was kind to let us have a used bimini absolutely free. It was designed for power boat but within few hours of cleaning and modifications we had a generous sun protection and roof above our heads. Just in time before we head up to sunshine state of Florida and much anticipated Bahamas. We are thrilled about this find.

Johannes and I enjoyed the day on the beach and in the afternoon we sat down in a swing chairs, observing passerby like a couple of retired folk. We also called some friends who were celebrating their Canadian Thanksgiving. It was such a joy chatting up in a three minute intervals allowed by the payphone. We were really looking forward to spend some time together at Kelly's place in Miami.

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