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Nov 4, 2022Liked by Christine Kling

Hi Christine, this is Lili from Austin( Andrew and I met your and wayne on a video call) . I am so glad I "found" you. I enjoyed very much reading your writings. You are not only a good writer but also an excellent photographer. Beautiful shots. I am looking forward to go along with you and Wayne's journey and maybe meet you and Wayne someday at sea. Take care and Fair Winds!!

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We can form the mutual admiration society, then. :-) I have enjoyed your writing as well, both when you were on the boat and during the cross country e-bike trip. We are on the move at last. This morning we are in Marina di Ragusa on the south coast of Sicily. We will wait out a big blow that is due to come in tonight (Friday) and then we plan to work our way NW up the coast and jump off to head to Tunisia around Tuesday. Take care and keep enjoying life the way you do.

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Apr 4, 2022Liked by Christine Kling

Glad to hear from you. Looking forward to hearing from you.

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Apr 3, 2022Liked by Christine Kling

Loved the song...I remember it back in the day. Also glad to hear from you again. It's been a long, long time. Looking forward to more Travel Newsletters. Why Turkey? I think I missed something.

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Glad you enjoyed the song! You know, I think you just might have given me the topic for my next newsletter. It will take more than a few words to explain "Why Turkey?"

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Apr 1, 2022Liked by Christine Kling

Although my husband and I are now landlocked, we're on the shore with dreams and memories. I find enjoyment in you writings thanks.

I also am vicariously living though these tails.

Be well as you bring your readers with you.

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Mar 31, 2022Liked by Christine Kling

Still aboard the Windyliz- Look forward to reading your about continuing adventure

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Best of luck.

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Mar 31, 2022Liked by Christine Kling

Christine - Fear not - your voice will find you! You've been through an amazing project, and it's time to shift gears - without a clutch! Write easy, edit tough!

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Thanks, Tom. Thanks so much for all your support through these many years. I think of you often when listening to your tunes. Yes, this chapter in our lives has been rather epic. I certainly hope our health and energy continues to let us get at least as many years of travel out of this boat as we put into the build.

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Mar 30, 2022Liked by Christine Kling

I look forward to reading anything you write!

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Mar 29, 2022Liked by Christine Kling

I look forward to reading your posts again my friend.

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Thanks, Al. I look forward to getting this boat out cruising. Hugs!

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Mar 30, 2022Liked by Christine Kling

I’ve been following Wayne’s epic struggle to get Mr. G healthy. I can hardly wait to see you both exploring beautiful and exciting places in Möbius. Btw, After watching your drone video I got one for my birthday.

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Mar 29, 2022Liked by Christine Kling

Wonderful to hear from you. Looking forward to living vicariously once more through your adventures. Fair winds, my friend.

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Hi Joan! I love to share my adventures, through words, photos, music, and video. Who'd a thought that all those hours learning about digital video at Hallandale High would end up with me having a little mini studio on the new boat!

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You were always the leader in that area.

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Mar 29, 2022Liked by Christine Kling

Here’s wishing you the best as you search for your writers voice!

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Thanks!

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Have missed your writings. Look forward to hearing more of your maritime adventures. Glad to see you on Substack. I joined this platform earlier this month writing a current events column.

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Hi Paul. Thanks for the kind words of support. I checked out your Substack and subscribed! Your most recent post was most interesting in the reference to the supply convoys of WWII. I'm in the research phase for a new novel that will be set in Florida around the time of the Pearl Harbor attack when the Picket Patrol (or Hooligan's Navy) of civilian vessels roamed the Florida Straits looking for U-boats to report their locations. I would love to be able to get your assistance on fact-checking when I get this one written.

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Hi Christine, I'd be delighted to assist with your WWII novel. I served on four frigates during my 12 years on sea duty, screening our carrier battle groups against Soviet submarines. If you need a resource providing the U-Boat perspective, read, "A Game of Birds and Wolves" (Simon Parkin, Back Bay Books, 2020) about the Royal Navy WRENS who helped develop a strategic game that allowed the RN to understand and anticipate Wolfpack operations and tactics. I'm on p. 162 of 278 and thoroughly enjoying it! What is the title of your latest novel? I'm now writing "flash fiction" and have completed 72 really short, short stories. Fair Winds, Paul

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Mar 29, 2022Liked by Christine Kling

Welcome back. I have missed your writing. We had a sailboat based in Marmaris Turkey for several years. I look forward to revisiting this amazing part of the world through your posts.

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Welcome fellow sailor! Yes, this is an amazing part of the world. You can barely walk 10 feet in any direction without stumbling over ruins. They are building a new road on the hillside above the marina, and I often take my daily walks up there. In the pile of rubble, you can clearly see stones that have square corners and you know they were worked by some mason anywhere from 30 to 3,000 years ago.

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Happy to hear from you. In the 1950s my father supervised the installation of a powerline from Ankara to Izmir. Rode a donkey and wore oxhide slider-shoes. I wonder if your travels took you to Troy or the SE Asia Minor (Ephesus et other biblical areas; Patmos of Revelation ?? Best Look forward to reading you and seeing the new-Christine voice.

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Hi John! Wow! Your dad must have had some great stories to tell about that. One of the things that is so fascinating about this country is that it has so rapidly become a first-world country - like in the last 25 years! The urban centers are like any other city in Europe or North America with 5-story shopping malls, Starbucks, Subway, Burger King, homes with high speed Internet, and women with head scarves walking arm in arm with women with piercings, tattoos, crop tops. Yet, everywhere you go there are these layered ruins that on the same site will have Lycian, Byzantine, Greek, Ottoman, etc. artifacts. The next town to the west of us is Demre, home of St. Nicholas. I hope to share so much of this amazing country in the coming months.

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my jealousy only expands. Safe harbors.

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Mar 29, 2022Liked by Christine Kling

So happy to have you back. I've so missed reading your stories. Looking forward to hearing all about your newest adventures and seeing photos.

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Thanks Monica! I've missed writing stories.

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Mar 29, 2022Liked by Christine Kling

So happy for you. Just returned from Estepona on the Costa Del Sol and discovered this beautiful area of our world. Keep sending your words and stunning photos my way.

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I will!

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