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Meaningful Labor

On the San Francisco Bay: 432 nm
On the English Channel: 247 nm
In the Bay of Biscay: 746 nm
On the North Atlantic Ocean in Europe: 220 nm
On the Chesapeake Bay: 143 nm
On the North Atlantic Ocean in North America: 2740 nm

Grand total for 2012: 4528 nm

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*denotes multiple visits.

Chicago, IL
Alexandria, VA*
Santa Monica, CA
Los Angeles, CA
Chincoteague Island, VA
Carmel, CA
Oberhaslach, France
Rennes, France
Vannes, France
Nantes, France
Quimper, France
Douarnenez, France
Pointe du Raz, France
Lorient, France
La Baie de Trespasses, France
Saint-Malo, France
Saint-Guirec de la Plage, France
Roscoff, France
The English Channel*
Plymouth, UK
Falmouth, UK
The Bay of Biscay
Cape Finisterre, Spain
Vigo, Spain*
Enseada de Barra, Spain
Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Sanxenxo, Spain
Beue, Spain
Pontevedra, Spain
Illa de Arousa, Spain
Islas de Cies, Spain
Baiona, Spain
Porto, Portugal
Valle Mendiz, Portugal
Lisbon, Portugal
Regaleira, Portugal
Convento de Capuchinos, Portugal
Cabo de Boca, Portugal
Boca de Inferno, Portugal
Cascais, Portugal
Annapolis, MD
North Atlantic Ocean*
Caribbean Sea*
St. Thomas, USVI
Washington, DC*

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On the San Francisco Bay: 189 nm
On the Hudson River: 36.2 nm
On the Atlantic Ocean: 673 nm

Grand total for 2011: 898.2 nm

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*denotes multiple visits.

Paris, France*
Jordan, Amman*
Petra, Amman
Beirut, Lebanon
Taanayel, Lebanon
Park City, Utah
Monymusk, Scotland
Inverurie, Scotland
Strangford, N. Ireland
Belfast, N. Ireland
Alexandria, Virginia*
Honaunau, Hawaii
Princeville, Kauai
Honolulu, Oahu
New York City, New York*
Sandy Hook, New Jersey
Pelham, New York
St. George, Bermuda
Hamilton, Bermuda
Point Richmond, California
Portland, Oregon

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Water and Sky by Tricia McKellar

On the San Francisco Bay: 123.4 nm
On the Long Island Sound: 46.6 nm
On the Mediterranean Sea: 349 nm

Grand total for 2010: 519 nm

At 1573 nm, I’ve earned 31.46% of a swallow.

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Unexpectedly, it was a banner year for world travel. 2011 should prove interesting as well, considering my imminent departure for Amman, Beirut and our planned escape to Aberdeenshire in March.

*denotes multiple visits.

Tokyo, Japan*
Osaka, Japan
Nara, Japan
Kyoto, Japan
Fushimi-ku, Japan
Tahoe, California
Los Angeles, California*
Marina del Ray, California
Calistoga, California
Alexandria, Virginia
Washington, DC
New York City, New York
Great Kills, Staten Island, New York
Treasure Island, California*
Athens, Greece*
Naxos, Greece
Folegandros, Greece
Sikinos, Greece
Ios, Greece
Santorini, Greece
Astypalea, Greece
Kos, Greece
Kalymnos, Greece
Nissyros, Greece
Symi, Greece
Seattle, Washington
Napa, California*
Mendocino, California
Paris, France

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Naxos to Folegandros / 45 miles
Folegandros to Sikinos / 18 miles
Sikinos to Ios / 20 miles
Ios to Santorini / 39 miles
Santorini to Astypalea / 60 miles
Astypalea to Kos / 62 miles
Kos to Kalymnos / 14 miles
Kalymnos to Nissyros / 41 miles
Nissyros to Symi / 50 miles

349 miles, 22 days. I’m exhausted.

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So begins my month in Greece.

I’m currently en route to Atlanta for a connecting flight to Athens, at which point I’ll have one night in the shadow of the Acropolis before starting out for Naxos to meet a sailboat. I’ll be at sea for 22 days, cruising the Cyclades on a 50’ Beneteau Oceanis followed by 6 idle days in the small town of Kastro (pop. 100) on the island of Sifnos.

Things I intend to do while there:
Learn to hunt octopus
Buy a pair of handmade sandals
Improve my navigation skills
Celebrate Ciaran’s birthday
Engage in some broader thinking about my purpose
Eat pastitsada
Try kitron on Naxos
Visit Poseidon’s temple at Sounion
Swim alone at sunset

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Ocean and Clouds by Tricia McKellar

On the San Francisco Bay: 183 nm

On the California Coast: 48 nm

On the N. Atlantic/Caribbean Sea: 149nm

Grand total for 2009: 380 nm

Many thanks to John Yelda of Sailing San Francisco for his advice and guidance along the way. For those interested, John offers sailing charters and

sailing lessons in the San Francisco Bay Area, California.

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Appalling year for travel, but exceptional due to the wedding. We’ve more than made up for it with a trip to Japan in January and a planned escapade to the Middle East this May.

*denotes multiple visits.

Lake Tahoe, California and Nevada*
Arcata, California
Mendocino, Calfornia
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Kingstown, Saint Vincent
Balliceaux, the Grenadines
Mustique, the Grenadines
Petit St. Vincent, the Grenadines
Union Island, the Grenadines
Mayreau, the Grenadines
Bequia, the Grenadines
Las Vegas, Nevada
Capay, California
Treasure Island, California*
Washington, DC

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