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Old 07-18-2007, 06:34 PM   #1
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Chris & KT on S/V Billabong left Ventura, Ca nearly 4 years ago and have sailed extensively in the Pacific.

Today they recount the best and worst times and experiences while in the Pacific as they sit in Darwin preparing to head into the Indian Ocean.


They also have a great companion web site at:


For those interested in fishing while cruising, Chris has an excellent photo log of his conquests with the line and hook.


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Old 07-18-2007, 10:36 PM   #2
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Great links! The webpage is really a mine of cruising info. I hope to be able to catch up with Billabong before Saturday. Unfortunately, while my recovery from surgery last Friday is good, I am still having great difficulty getting into and out of my motor car.(The driver's seat is only marginally above the road's surface).

I will try to get pix of the start of the rally and races to various parts of Asia this Saturday, to post here. Should be a spinaker start...120 big yachts = yahoo!


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This is an interesting entry...hopefully Chris doesn't mind me snipping the paragraph:

From Billabong http://www.neoscape.com/billabong/Journal/...04/09-20-04.htm

After dark, at 7:50 to be exact, we heard a loud wave (like a low rumbling noise), kind of like the breaking waves that come out of the night, except there were no seas. All of the sudden we slammed into a whale. Water came over the rail and KT got rather wet. The boat slowed to about 1.5 knots as our spinnaker collapsed and the boat felt like it was going bow down.
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