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Travels in Spain
Visits with the Gypsies Afternoons with a clan of Gypsies gives me a new view on the value of simplicity.
The Overlook A week in a tent overlooking the beach, sea, and fishing village, changes my equation of values when directing my life.
(The remaining titles are forthcoming.)
No Losers On liberty from the US Navy, I find myself as a lone sailor in a Spanish bar in Valencia, arm wrestling. The stakes are greater than a bottle of beer.
La Ñapa (the gift, or favor) As the duty driver for the officers on my ship, driving all over Valencia, I wondered why so many sailors were eating oranges.
The Mother's Day Present Having little money to buy a gift to send my mother from Greece, I bet on myself while returning to our anchored ship.
Sail Caribbean
Alternate Path Seven sailboats, all Cal 39s, race between Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas and West End, Tortola. Shunning competition, I choose another course.

The Shortcut A trick played on me, the "lead skipper," by several younger skippers, ends up baffling the pranksters in Gustavia Harbor, St. Barts.

Sail to Central America

Frenchman's Caye A retired Navy frogman spreads his "home" over an entire island just off the coast of Punta Gorda, Belize.