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Weariness of travel fades as frigate birds fly into view

By Susan Scott

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Nov 19, 2012

~~<p>Today and for the next few weeks, I'm writing from my sailboat, Honu, currently moored in a marina in Mexico's Banderas Bay, famous for humpback whales, tropical fish and national park islands loaded with seabirds.</p>
<p>From Honolulu the journey here is a long haul with a plane change on the West Coast, another three-hour flight to Mexico and the usual customs rigmarole for a foreigner lugging a suitcase full of sailboat gear. By the time my taxi arrived in the marina, I was so tired, I wished I had stayed home.</p>
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Today and for the next few weeks, I'm writing from my sailboat, Honu, currently moored in a marina in Mexico's Banderas Bay, famous for humpback whales, tropical fish and national park islands loaded with seabirds.

From Honolulu the journey here is a long haul with a plane change on the West Coast, another three-hour flight to Mexico and the usual customs rigmarole for a foreigner lugging a suitcase full of sailboat gear. By the time my taxi arrived in the marina, I was so tired, I wished I had stayed home. Login for more...



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