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Daily Short Update

And then there were three…

We were excited to find another treasure hunter submission at the inbox this week. To date, that makes three. These intrepid decoders have proven that a solution is possible, with a  little work. Have faith, keep going, trust your instincts, don’t give up. Part of the lesson of West By Sea is taking the journey through … Continue reading »

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May 16 – Sydney, Australia

At the ferry terminal a unicycling juggler played with fire. Our hotel is right in the middle of downtown. That means office workers, shopping and traffic. Ed’s friend Rick recently wrote an insightful piece about Matthew Flinders, his imprisonment and writings about his cat, Trim. Thoughts of Trim kept him sane while in captivity and … Continue reading »

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Upside down in Sydney Australia

First Impressions A major world city is like every other, except where it’s different. Sydney’s first impressions were: Architecture like Honolulu Landscaping like San Diego Traffic like Seattle (except they drive on the opposite side) Construction like Miami Pedestrians like Washington D.C. Cleanliness like Boston We had to remind ourselves these initial impressions will later … Continue reading »

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At the gate, JFK -> LAX -> SYD

The first aircraft has arrived. Only one bag was overweight by four pounds and required some shifting of materials for weight & balance. Security was uneventful and we are both properly irradiated. That’s nothing new for Michelle and Ed will just have to deal with the consequences, if any. A really nice afternoon to chase … Continue reading »

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Two tomorrows before it begins

Here’s a little test to see if this makes it to the blog.

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The Glitter Girls are going with us!

It was so cool to meet Kathy who backed an object for ’round the world. This is going to be great fun.

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PODS delivery

Check it out! We only have one week left before we shove off from Connecticut and start moving WEST.

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West By Sea at New England ASTD Regional Conference

We’re on shakedown trips this week. Ed is in northern Massachusetts at the regional conference for ASTD. A great bunch of folks!

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Update #11: weekly update

Hi everyone. We’ve been really busy. Three major projects in progress and only one month left before we leave! Michelle is getting her spring MRI today to prep for a final checkup before the trip. We have been getting our house ready to be mothballed for the summer and our stuff ready for storage. The … Continue reading »

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India Consulate has approved our visas

Just a quick update. Got email back from Travisa yesterday saying the visas were returned to them approved and they would be mailing back soon. We are on the list for a couple excursions in India and can’t wait to bring you all to lunch there on June 7th.

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First requests have gone out

For the Kickstarter Segment Sponsors, Bookbinder Sponsors and Object Backers, you should check Kickstarter for a message about next steps.  I need some information so we can start on your rewards.  And I need objects! Several have come in already and they look great. We explored shipping directly to our stateroom prior to sailing. WHEW … Continue reading »

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Short daily updates

Full day Sunday with family activities. Here are some highlights from earlier in the week. Nice progress today. Got an order of business cards in. I’ll be dropping them around town, linking back to the kickstarter project page. Only one weekend left. The next update is about Objects. If you could pick only one thing … Continue reading »

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Update #5: Blog and Book (alpha test)

(You can also view this update on the Kickstarter project page.) Hi everyone, it was a busy weekend. Did we mention we hate daylight savings time? That’s one reason we’re going WEST by sea – 25 hour days! Updated the KS video (new Ed outtake) and posted to new YouTube channel Received sponsored Juicies cables … Continue reading »

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How did the Pied Piper do it?

Today we’re thinking about followers. Twitter, Facebook, Kickstarter. There are online companies who guarantee you tens of thousands of followers. Our concern is those followers are actually follow-bots or worse sweatshops filled with drudges at computers.  I’m sure many are completely legitimate, but the scale seems daunting on such a short timeframe. Our Kickstarter timeframe … Continue reading »

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Jimmy Buffett says “The weather is here…”

This is what we have to deal with today. Stuck in the house, we took advantage of the lull in the action to call our ship agent to clear up some details about the Australian visa. The letter we received listed the underway date, but of course we get to Australia five days before. It … Continue reading »

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