Saturday, September 18, 2010

First Look at Morpheus' Cruise Plan as we head for the Panama Canal

View Morpheus Cruise Plan in a larger map

Many of you know that Debbie and I hope to spend a good part of the next year or two cruising on Morpheus.

Our big picture plan is to leave San Francisco on 10/10/10 at 10:10am! Looking ahead, the only places we need to be are Block Island during the third week of June 2011, and Newport for the start of the Newport to Bermuda Race in 2012.

The rest is a very fuzzy plan that will evolve as we go. Initially, we plan to head South for the Panama Canal, and then North up towards Belize, the Cayman Islands, the Dominican Republic and Florida.

There are a ton of miles to cover. 3,000 miles just to get to the Panama Canal and we are hoping that friends will be interested in joining us from time to time, either for a passage or for some fun while in port.

If there is somewhere you've always wanted to go along our general route let us know. We are happy to adjust timing and destinations if it means we can gain some visitors along the way.

Take a look at the map above and click on the blue "balloons" to get a sense of where we think we might be heading and when.

Get in touch with us and sign up to spend some time on Morpheus!!

-Jim and Deb

Thursday, September 16, 2010

How to treat a knee injury in Ireland??

The picture below was taken after I re-injured my RIGHT knee during the first day of the Etchells Worlds. I ended up being treated by a sports medicine specialist that works with the British Olympic Team. My guess was that she knew what she was doing, so given the fact that I wanted to go sailing, I was open to anything that she suggested.

But please, someone tell me why she stuck needles in my perfectly good knee???


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