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    krakow
  • Krakow is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Warta, within Sieradz County, Lodz Voivodeship, in central Poland. It lies approximately west of Warta, north-west of Sieradz, and west of the regional capital Lodz.

  • Cracow: an industrial city in southern Poland on the Vistula

  • Krakow , also spelled Krakow or Cracow ( ), is the second largest and one of the oldest cities in Poland. Its historic centre was inscribed on the list of World Heritage Sites as the first of its kind.











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Cities of the World Krakow Poland


Cities of the World  Krakow Poland



Wandering among the endless hills, lakes and mountains of Southeast Poland, one can findcities, medieval castles, grandiose palaces and rich museums, each one more interesting thanthe previous. The city core of Krakow, with its old streets and squares offer us the feeling ofthe happy, old days. The Wawel district, which is built on a hill, fort walls and bastions protectthe royal palace and the cathedral. The astonishingly great square of the old marketplace issurrounded by medieval houses, and is busy all day and all night. The restaurants tempt thetravelers with food prepared from wild mushrooms and berries, game and cabbage. Thereligious buildings keep the memory of the late Pope, John Paul II. the late Pope of the RomanCatholic Church. From Krakow we can take a trip to the Wieliczka salt mine, to the enchantingmedieval trading post, Krosno, and to the Ojcowi National Park, where there are many rivers,castles and caves for us to explore. We can take a look at the symbol of human cruelty,Auschwitz, and take a tour in the Polish Alps. The city of Zakopane awaits those visitors at anyseason, who would like to take tours, bike, and ski...KrakowWieliczkaOjcowi National ParkKatowiceAuschwitzKrosnoTarnowZakopanePolish-Tatra
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Dinner in Poland




Dinner in Poland





So, after getting royally spanked by ripoff Ryanair I finally got to Krakow at 10am.

I got to my b&b with ease and was shown my room which was up 6 flights of Crickety stairs. I fell asleep for two hours.

After which, I spent the day wandering the streets of old town Krakow. I love this place, it really is as nice as they say it is. Old buildings everywhere and many alleyways to explore.

I had my dinner, above, at about 9pm. It is smoked salmon and potato pancakes. Couldn't think of anything more delicious. I devoured it and washed it down with an alcohol zealous White Russian.

I now find myself in a bar which is underground. There's about 10 people here including me. The DJ has so far let loose Abba, Pet Shop Boys, Spice Girls and the YMCA. The only reason I've found it bareable is because the barman, who also likes to travel alone, is pouring me vile (yet cheap) drinks.

GOOD LORD.

As I'm writing this, at least another 10 people have walked in and the DJ has upper the ante by playing "I wear sunglasses at night"

I fear this is going to be a punishing evening.

Sam, krakking up in Krokow











Slumped in the heat




Slumped in the heat





The conference was over and I was staying an extra day in Krakow (because it worked out cheaper to stay an extra night and get an easyjet flight than to pay for a non-budget flight).

I went on a walking tour of the city. One of our stops was the castle on Wawel Hill (I have previously shown a photo of the outside of the Cathedral as well as the hill from a distance).

So, this castle dates back to the 16th century and was a product of the Renaissance. We had a little tour inside (alas no photography allowed) and it was rather nice. Plenty of large rooms with lots of light and air.

A couple more pics in my stream.









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    airline tickets
  • An airline ticket is a document, created by an airline or a travel agency, to confirm that an individual has purchased a seat on a flight on an aircraft. This document is then used to obtain a boarding pass, at the airport.





    first class
  • Of the best quality

  • the highest rank in a classification

  • by first class conveyance; with first class accommodations; "we always travel first class"

  • Of or relating to the best accommodations in a train, ship, or plane

  • Of or relating to a class of mail given priority

  • excellent: very good;of the highest quality; "made an excellent speech"; "the school has excellent teachers"; "a first-class mind"











101 - Irritating




101 - Irritating





I talk to a lot of people that seem to have a misconception about flying first class. I often hear comments about "the rich people in First Class." Most people don't actually buy first class tickets. The people in first class are people that fly a lot. They fly the same airline, get miles and for doing so - they get upgraded on flights to first class. It's actually really nice because when you're on a plane every week it can do wonderful things to your body when your cramped in those seats. I spend so much time on a plane that I actually think of it as a mini office and often, that's what it has to be. Often times my plane rides are for finishing work. So, the extra space provided in a first class seat is really nice to have.

Anyway. I fly Delta every chance I get. So, since I fly a lot I have a ton of miles on Delta. That means I get upgraded about 8 out of every 10 of my flights. Which also means that I get it so often that when I don't get it I get kind of grumpy about it. Particularly when I've been on the East Coast working for 1 week and have a 5.5 hour night flight from Atlanta to Portland. It's one thing if the people at the counter just tell you "yes you have an upgrade" or "no you don't." However, having the reader board display that there are 2 open First Class seats and you're number 3 on the list.........well, that's just irritating.











First Class Upgrade




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The flight out of Lima was late, so they had to reassign my seat for Miami to Chicago, and I got bumped to first class! It was my first time, and it was fantastic. Free wine, hot melty cookies, a hot towel, and a real meal. Not to mention tons of space and a comfy chair.









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    flight
  • Shoot (wildfowl) in flight

  • (in soccer, cricket, etc.) Deliver (a ball) with well-judged trajectory and pace

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  • A type of compact disc able to store large amounts of data, esp. high-resolution audio-visual material

  • DVD, also known as Digital Video Disc or Digital Versatile Disc, is an optical disc storage media format, and was invented and developed by Philips, Sony, Toshiba, and Time Warner in 1995. Its main uses are video and data storage.





    29
  • Year 29 (XXIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.

  • 29 is Ryan Adams' eighth official album, and his third album released in 2005 (although the preceding two were credited to Ryan Adams and The Cardinals). The album was produced by Ethan Johns, who also produced Heartbreaker and Gold.

  • twenty-nine: the cardinal number that is the sum of twenty-eight and one











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The King's Speech


The King's Speech



After the death of his father King George V (Michael Gambon) and the scandalous abdication of King Edward VIII (Guy Pearce), Bertie (Colin Firth) who has suffered from a debilitating speech impediment all his life, is suddenly crowned King George VI of England. With his country on the brink of war and in desperate need of a leader, his wife, Elizabeth (Helena Bonham Carter), the future Queen Mother, arranges for her husband to see an eccentric speech therapist, Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush). After a rough start, the two delve into an unorthodox course of treatment and eventually form an unbreakable bond. With the support of Logue, his family, his government and Winston Churchill (Timothy Spall), the King will overcome his stammer and deliver a radio-address that inspires his people and unites them in battle. Based on the true story of King George VI, THE KING'S SPEECH follows the Royal Monarch's quest to find his voice.

Candidates for president and prime minister choose to run, but kings rarely have a choice. Such was the case for Prince Albert, known by family members as Bertie (Colin Firth), whose stutter made public speaking difficult. Upon the death of his father, George V (Michael Gambon, making the most of a small part), the crown went to Bertie's brother, Edward VIII (Guy Pearce), who abdicated to marry divorcee Wallis Simpson. All the while, Bertie and his wife, Elizabeth (Helena Bonham Carter, excellent), try to find a solution to his stammer. Nothing works until they meet Australian emigre Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush), a failed actor operating out of a threadbare office. He believes Bertie's problem stems from emotional rather than physiological issues, leading to a clash of wills that allows the Oscar®-winning Rush (Shine) and the Oscar-nominated Firth (A Single Man) to do some of their best work (in a neat bit of casting, Firth's Pride and Prejudice costar, Jennifer Ehle, plays Logue's wife). All their efforts, from the tense to the comic--Bertie doesn't stutter when he swears--lead to the speech King George VI must make to the British public on the eve of World War II. At a time when his country needs him the most, he can't afford to fail. As Stephen Frears did in The Queen, Tom Hooper (HBO's Elizabeth I) lends vulnerability to a royal figure, showing how isolating that life can be--and how much difference a no-nonsense friend like Logue can make. --Kathleen C. Fennessy










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DVDs




DVDs





DVDs, los tengo separados por grupos (por ano de debut, del primer grupo debutado al ultimo), a su vez por tipo (si es un concierto, pelicula, especial, etc) y por ultimo por individuo del grupo y tambien tipo de DVD.
En este caso, de SMAP a KinKi Kids. A la izquierda tambien se pueden ver algunos VHS.











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Yeah, more or less just for info, and also for J, hehe.
Complete with 29 notes to EXPLAIN IT ALL!! *lol*

Missing here: Sex & the City box set (on my bookshelf) & Buffy (in use) :P









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The Hangover (Rated Single-Disc Edition)






A las vegas-set comedy centered around three groomsmen who lose their about-to-be-wed buddy during their drunken misadventures then must retrace their steps in order to find him. Studio: Warner Home Video Release Date: 12/15/2009 Starring: Bradley Cooper Heather Graham Run time: 100 minutes Rating: R

If you like your humor broadside up, hold the subtlety, you'll want to nurse this Hangover with your best buds. The ensemble cast meshes perfectly--it's like a super-R-rated episode of Friends: silly, slapstick, and completely in the viewer's face. When four pals go to Vegas to celebrate the imminent nuptials of one of them, they partake in a rooftop toast to "a night we'll never forget." But they're in for a big surprise: their celebration drinks were laced with date-rape drugs, so when they awake in their hotel room 12 hours later, not only are they hung over, but they can't remember what they did all night long. Oh, and they're missing the groom-to-be.
The film is so cheerfully raunchy, so fiercely crude, that the humor becomes as intoxicating as the mind-altering substances. The standout in the ensemble is Zach Galifianakis, who is alternately creepy and hilarious. Ed Helm (The Office), in addition to his memory, loses a tooth in uncomfortably realistic fashion, and Bradley Cooper (He's Just Not That into You) has deadpan comic timing that whips along at the speed of light. "Ma'am, you have an incredible rack," he blares to a pedestrian from the squad car the guys have "borrowed." "I should have been a [bleeping] cop," he tells himself approvingly.
Director Todd Phillips brings back his deft handling of the actors and the dude humor that worked so well in Old School, as well as the unctuous Dan Finnerty, memorable as a lounge/wedding singer in both films. But it's the nonstop volley of jokes--most cheerily politically incorrect--that grabs the audience and thrashes it around the hotel room. Just watch out for the tiger in the bathroom. --A.T. Hurley










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  • a formation of aircraft in flight

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For My Sweet Friend…Charissa......Who Knows the Morel Madness.......Illinois Insanity




For My Sweet Friend…Charissa......Who Knows the Morel Madness.......Illinois Insanity





April 5, 2009
Conditions are looking great for the upcoming morel frenzy in Central Illinois and the rest of "Moreldom" also. Locally, we've had ample winter snows and, more importantly, plenty of rain in March. In fact, the Illinois River and others have been at flood stage for the past two weeks! Anytime we have floods in March, we see an overwhelming bumper crop of morels in the river bottoms in late April/early May. Of course that's if the water level drops before late April. Those of you that hunt the bottom lands should do well. There is a drawback or two in that those morels can sometimes be a little gritty. And, remember that morels absorb their environment. If your rivers are polluted, the morels may be also. Our overnight temperatures are still predicted to be in the 30's and 40's for at least the next ten days and there is snow predicted for April 6, I'm predicting that I'll find my first morel of the season on April 20. I'll be hunting in Southern Illinois and Southern Indiana from April 21 through 24 and report from the field.
In other news, Choice Productions has decided to cancel the Illinois State Morel Mushroom Hunting Championship for 2009. They lost two major sponsors due to the economy and their insurance rates doubled even though they've not had any claims. We're sorry for the cancellation, but we understand. Hopefully they can find some corporate support and bring it back in 2010.
Morel Mania, Inc. will have an alternate event on that first Saturday of May. We're calling it "Morel University". The emphasis will be on learning how to find morels. We'll divide into groups of ten with one " Morel Professor" leading and teaching each group. We only have room for 60 students and already have 28 signed up. If you're interested, let us know soon before it's too late.Click here to check out Morel University!
I'm very excited about a new book just published. "Edible Wild Mushrooms of Illinois and Surrounding States" by Joe McFarland and Gregory M. Mueller. Joe is an outdoor writer for the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. He is usually the first to report from Illinois on the Sightings Page. Gregory M. Mueller was the curator of fungi at the Field Museum of Natural History for over twenty-three years and is now Vice President for Science and Academic Programs at the Chicago Botanic Garden. Vicky and I were given the opportunity to read an advance copy. Our comments appear on the back cover of the book, "Finally! This is the mushroom book we've all been waiting for. Any mushroom hunter in the Midwest will find it incredible. If we owned only one mushroom book, this would be it." We'll have it in the book section of our catalog page within the week. Call me if you wish to order in advance - 309-364-3319.
We will be attending the Mansfield, Indiana Mushroom Festival on April 25 and 26 and The National Morel Mushroom Festival in Boyne City, Michigan from May 14 through 17. Stop at our booth and chat awhile.
Finally, a little advertising for our new products:
We've re-designed our Roons Rain Gauge and added an Instant Morel Garden.
We've also created two new styles of our Roon Rods.
Our entire catalog begins .

We won't be able to print and mail our catalog for the foreseeable future. The cost of printing and mailing are phenomenal, as in "we'd have to raise our prices". And the amount of time it takes to prepare it is just not available. We're still working on getting it in pdf form so it could be printed in page form from your computer, but just haven't had time.
Thanks to everyone for your reports to the "Sightings Page". We obviously couldn't do it without you. Our total website had over 5.4 million hits during the months of April and May in 2008!












Barack 2012




Barack 2012





President Barack Obama:

For the first time in our nation's history, Congress has passed comprehensive health care reform. America waited a hundred years and fought for decades to reach this moment. Tonight we are finally here.

Consider the staggering scope of what we have just accomplished:

Every American will finally be guaranteed high quality, affordable health care coverage.

Every American will be covered under the toughest patient protections in history. Arbitrary premium hikes, insurance cancellations, and discrimination against pre-existing conditions will now be gone forever.

And we'll finally start reducing the cost of care -- creating millions of jobs, preventing families and businesses from plunging into bankruptcy, and removing over a trillion dollars of debt from the backs of our children.

But the victory that matters most tonight goes beyond the laws and far past the numbers.

It is the peace of mind enjoyed by every American, no longer one injury or illness away from catastrophe.

It is the workers and entrepreneurs who are now freed to pursue their slice of the American dream without fear of losing coverage or facing a crippling bill.

And it is the immeasurable joy of families in every part of this great nation, living happier, healthier lives together because they can finally receive the vital care they need.









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    flight deck
  • Flight Deck is an Arrow Dynamics steel suspended roller coaster at Kings Island in Mason, Ohio. It officially opened during the 1993 season under the name Top Gun.

  • the upper deck of an aircraft carrier; used as a runway

  • The deck of an aircraft carrier, used for takeoff and landing

  • The cockpit of a large aircraft, from which the pilot and crew fly it

  • Flight Deck is a roller coaster located at California's Great America in Northern California. Built by Bolliger & Mabillard, Flight Deck made its debut March 19, 1993 as Top Gun. It is the park's most popular ride.





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  • A formal assessment or examination of something with the possibility or intention of instituting change if necessary

  • A critical appraisal of a book, play, movie, exhibition, etc., published in a newspaper or magazine

  • look at again; examine again; "let's review your situation"

  • reappraisal: a new appraisal or evaluation

  • A periodical publication with critical articles on current events, the arts, etc

  • an essay or article that gives a critical evaluation (as of a book or play)





    4
  • four: the cardinal number that is the sum of three and one

  • four: being one more than three

  • Derek Lamar Fisher (born August 9, 1974) is an American professional basketball player who plays for the Los Angeles Lakers. His NBA career has spanned more than 14 years, during which he has won 5 NBA Championships.











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Shimano SC-6502 Flight Deck Computer Head


Shimano SC-6502 Flight Deck Computer Head



The Shimano Flight Deck SC-6502 Computer head can be programmed for 8, 9 or 10-speed drivetrains. Four-bike programming: gearing and wheel size data for four bikes can be programmed and accessed from one computer head. Features: Four-bike programming: gearing and wheel size data for four bikes can be programmed and accessed from one computer headProgram one, two, or three chainrings; display shows the number of chainrings programmedGear size display: once shift is made, computer will momentarily show what chainring/gear combination bike is in, 53-12 etc.One button on each brake lever controls computer functionFeatures: speed, total distance, trip distance, clock, ride time, max. speed, average speed and pacer +/-Bracket and sensor kit sold separatelyCompatible with compact road gearing










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USS John F. Kennedy CVA-67




USS John F. Kennedy CVA-67





USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) was laid down in 1964 in hull number sequence with the Forrestal and Kitty Hawk/America classes. However, Kennedy was intended to be nuclear powered, as was Enterprise (CVN-65) but costs at the time dictated conventional fossil-fueled power. Extensive design revision resulted in start and completion seven years after Kitty Hawk. Even as USS America was markedly different from her nominal class leader, so Kennedy was different yet, and hence a stand-alone class configuration. For reference:

USS Independence (CV-62), last Forestall, laid down 1955/ commissioned 1959
USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63), class leader, laid down 1956/ commissioned 1961
USS Constellation (CV-64) laid down 1957/ commissioned 1961
USS Enterprise (CVN-65) laid down 1958/ commissioned 1961
USS America (CV-66) laid down 1961/ commissioned 1965
USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) laid down 1964/ commissioned 1968.

Among the more evident differences between Kennedy and her immediate predecessors: her flight deck was somewhat wider than the Kitty Hawk ships but approximated the 252 feet of most Forestalls and future Nimitz ships; her uptakes were canted to starboard helping to clear the flight deck of smoke, soot and stack gasses; the forward edge of the angled flight deck was cut at an acute angle; and she was completed without weapons (Mk.25 Sea Sparrow launchers were later installed). Kennedy was provided with Type 13 Mod. I catapults, providing sufficient thrust to launch aircraft as heavy as the A-3 while at anchor. A number of mechanical enhancements were made, such as an improved distillation system, but Kennedy's final displacement and engineering plant were not that much different from USS Kitty Hawk: 81,000 laden tons and a nominal 280,000 shaft horsepower, good for about 35 knots and similar to both immediately preceding conventional classes, and nuclear-fuelled USS Enterprise and USS Nimitz-to-come (though the first nuclear-powered ships gained about 10,000 tons, and grew from there).

Completing trials and shakedown Kennedy became an Atlantic Fleet asset, deployments to the Sixth Fleet being a permanent part of her mission profile. Her first Mediterranean cruise commenced in April 1969. The next 10 years brought six deployments to the Fifth Fleet. Launched as a CVA, in 1973-1974 Kennedy was modified to handle the F-14 and the S-3 and its ASW mission, and was redesignated a multi-mission CV, as were all CVAs of the time.

Following yard availability, in 1980, Kennedy conducted four Mediterranean deployments and routine Atlantic Fleet operations, including a four-year trial as an "All-Grumman Air Wing" ship that ended in 1987 with the introduction of the F-18 in the embarked CVW-3. In August 1988 she sortied from Norfolk for her 12th major deployment to the Mediterranean. On January 4, 1989, while conducting Freedom of Navigation operations in international waters (Gulf of Sidra), F-14s from the embarked air wing shot down two Libyan MIG-23s that threatened the battle group.

On January 16, 1991, aircraft from embarked CVW-3 began Operation Desert Storm with attacks on Iraqi forces. The ship launched 114 strikes and 2,895 sorties, delivering more than 3.5 million pounds of ordnance on target. Upon cease-fire, Kennedy transited the Suez Canal for the fourth time in seven months and headed for Norfolk and a four-month restricted availability. The 1991 Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission (BRAC) had recommended that the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard be closed but left a provision for the Yard to perform the three-year SLEP the Navy planned for Kennedy, starting in September 1993. However, no SLEP was performed and, instead, she received a 24 month overhaul at Philadelphia prior to the Yard shutdown. The work was completed in September 1995 and Kennedy moved to her new homeport at the Mayport, FL, becoming the Naval Reserve's first aircraft carrier. Naval Reserve ships are maintained and nominally, at least, deployment-ready. Kennedy's primary peacetime mission was support Navy force training requirements, most notably for pilot carrier qualification. Her operational mission was to provide a surge capability during contingency operations. At that point her future became complicated and, eventually, politically charged.

After the Defense "Bottom-Up Review" of 1993, the DoD position was to maintain a carrier force structure of 11 active carriers and one operational reserve/training carrier. However, based on a Quadrennial Defense Review analyses and a six-month deployment with an active air wing, in 1997, DoD reevaluated employment of Kennedy as an operational reserve/training carrier, and she was integrated into the active carrier operating schedule, while still functioning as a training deck when not deployed to some forward area. During that six-month deployment to the Mediterranean and Adriatic, Kennedy supported Operation Deliberate Guard, in Bosnia-Herzegovina, and operated in the Arabi











Kuna Yala: Porvenir and Uchutupu Pippi




Kuna Yala:  Porvenir and Uchutupu Pippi





We are currently anchored in Chichime Cays, between Uchutupu
Pippi and Uchutupu Dumat. The position is N 9 degrees 35
minutes, W 78 degrees 53 minutes. These are tiny little
islands, almost totally flat and covered in palm trees with only
two huts on each cay. We just returned from supper at the home
of Raoul on Uchutupu Pippi. Raoul and other members of his
family paddled out to us in their wooden dugout canoe this
afternoon and asked us to dinner -- adding that it would cost $4
per person and that the Americans on the catamaran further east
would be joining. We had red snapper and coconut rice while
sitting next to his thatched hut on rough hewn logs. Luckily
the folks on the other boat ("Sol Mate") brought plates and
forks because that was not supplied. We knew the fish was fresh
because two hours before we ate, Raoul came by in his canoe with
the fish he had caught. It was a great meal under the palms and
we toasted Raoul and his family for their hospitality. But this
is jumping ahead. Let me quickly review that past few days.

Our last two days on the passage from Bonaire were as great as
the first two days. It was windy on Saturday night, as
predicted, but that caused no problems for us as we had reefed
the sails down well before the wind piped up. Sunday morning
the wind eased and shifted north, making our two head sail
configuration inappropriate. So we took down the ballooner
(spinnaker) and big genoa and put away the poles. The boat
slowed considerably but we paid no attention since we were ahead
of schedule. We did not want to come through the opening in the
reefs ("Canal de San Blas") before 10 am Monday since we need
the sun to be high enough in the sky to illuminate the reefs
hidden just below the surface. After a big lunch we sat in the
cockpit reading the New Yorkers and Newsweeks that my sister
Naomi sent us, not really paying attention to the fact that our
boat speed had dropped to less than 5 knots. Around 5 pm we
spotted a sailboat on the horizon off to starboard and we
conjectured that this could be the German boat "Vera" that we
passed one day out of Bonaire. Laura called on the VHF and sure
enough it was Vera and she was also planning a 10 am entry
though the reefs. I suddenly realized that as we were
pleasantly engaged in reading we had ignored our boat speed. A
quick calculation on the plotter revealed that at our current
speed we would not get to the reef passage until 3 pm!! Thank
goodness the appearance of "Vera" shook us out of our lethargy.
We quickly put the genoa on a pole to windward so that we were
sailing wing-on-wing. That gained us 2 knots immediately and
none too soon as the sun was setting and setting poles on the
foredeck in the dark is not something I relish. The wind picked
up strongly after dark and we sped along briskly, but the
direction was bad and we had to sail well to the south of our
desired course with the sail plan that we had.

The wind stayed strong all night and the seas built, making
sleeping difficult. Early in the morning, we rolled up the
genoa in order to head north towards our destination, sailing
with main and mizzen alone. The wind was so strong, that was
sail enough. We came to the reef opening just after 10 am and
by 11:15 am we were anchored off Porvenir Island, joining "Vera"
in the anchorage. It is hard to believe that Porvenir has an
airport since the island is so tiny. There is a runway the full
length of the island. The runway is a bit wider than a
residential street and it seems to take up about one-third of
the area of the island. There is not only an airport on this
island, but the island is an airport! As we admired the scene a
tiny Cessna wove its way through the sail boat masts and landed.
It is not a good idea to anchor in front of the runway, and
another boat moved when they saw this.

After lunch and a quick snooze, we started to put the dinghy in
the water in order to go ashore and check-in. There is nothing
else to do in Porvenir -- just check-in or catch a flight.
There is no village, nor room for one. Britta and Michael
Adlkofer of "Vera" came by to introduce themselves and tell us
not to bother to rush ashore to check-in. This is carnival week
in Panama and the boat check-in agent is off for the week. Come
back on the 26th they were told. We had Britta and Michael
aboard for drinks and snacks. Michael is a professor of
architecture at the University of Hanover, although they live in
Berlin. They are also on a circumnavigation on their 1976 Swan 47.

We finally went ashore just to stretch our legs. We strolled
down the runway, nervously looking back on occasion to check on
landing aircraft. We were surprised to find the "Hotel Porvenir"
and its associated restaurant. To say this was a modest
establishment would be an understatement. We ordered supper --
the only dish available was fish, rice, and beans -- and it wa









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flight deck 4 review




From the Flight Deck: Plane Talk and Sky Science






Perfect for informing the aviation enthusiast and calming the fearful flier, this insightful glimpse into the world of commercial airline travel explains all of the topics any passenger would want to know about flying. With a unique insider’s perspective, a broad range of flight-related topics?including the physics of flight, how airplanes work and what they’re made of, and how pilots are trained?are discussed at length in this account. Blending facts, trivia, and humor, this ultimate flight companion provides up-to-date, accurate information about the science of aviation.










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