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Special Update

Welcome to The Eleventh H.O.P.E.

Watch LIVE at 11am EDT (NYC), Saturday July 23rd. Twitter: @hopeconf | @edbeale Ed is at The Eleventh H.O.P.E. conference to discuss his underway blog during the trip around the world. Links mentioned in the talk and more information: Polar Operations pages: Antarctic Page, Deep Freeze 2002 St. Lawrence Island Polynya Project 2001 Arctic West Summer 2001 Arctic … Continue reading »

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West By Sea – Journey Around The World

Travel with Michelle in the pages of her full-color journal. Visit exotic ports on six continents. Decode puzzles to find a secret stone. Help fight brain cancer.   Full-color “Treasure Hunt Edition” Plain text journal, no photos “Marathon Edition” Purchase full-color 6″x9″ Hardcover at Lulu: $39.95 Purchase full-color 6″x9″ Paperback at CreateSpace: $32.99   Purchase Kindle edition at Amazon: … Continue reading »

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Welcome First Command “Journey” readers!

Thanks so much for your interest. We have been clients since 1994. The company has helped make several dreams come true. Michelle wanted to bring back her experience of sailing around the world, so others could experience the dream. If you know someone with cancer or other challenge who can no longer travel, this story … Continue reading »

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Text-only and Kindle Release: West By Sea

The book West By Sea is now available as a “text only” version, in print and for your Kindle! Paperback is $8.95, 6″x9″ format on cream paper, 120 pages. Direct order here. Free to read for Kindle Unlimited accounts, $3.95 to own the eBook. (Note: to keep the download file small, the Kindle version does not include … Continue reading »

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Welcome!

Thanks for stopping by. Please be sure to click Facebook and “like” for regular updates. “All 105 posts” links to the daily blog. Join our email list for major announcements (we never share our list). Post comments here, and contact us at “westbysea (at) gmail (dot) com”. Enjoy!

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Day 075: Panama Canal (SPECIAL)

Hello everyone. Please watch us LIVE on August 2nd as we transit the Panama Canal from Atlantic to Pacific. http://www.pancanal.com has the live cameras. Hope you get to “see” us!

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Stateside command note

Greetings West By Sea vicarious voyagers. As anticipated, Ed and Michelle have apparently been experiencing intermittent internet connectivity ‘brownouts’ as ship passengers tend to flood the service at generally the same time. As such, certain ‘daily’ posts will be retro-edited and have material dropped in as the e-mails arrive in my box (provided I’m not … Continue reading »

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Allow myself to introduce… myself.

Today is the day: the go live after months of preparation. It is an appropriate time, as Michelle and Ed spend 20 hours aboard commercial jetliners, and losing a day crossing the international dateline, to introduce myself. My name is Andrew Beale, Ed’s younger brother, and as Ed and Michelle are currently airborne, I have … Continue reading »

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Backer Surveys are going out

Hi West By Sea backers, (you can also read this update on Kickstarter) We hope you’re enjoying the springtime. In less than two weeks we set off for Australia so it’s time to collect your mailing address. Each backer will get at least one postcard mailed from the ship (some rewards come with several cards).  So … Continue reading »

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Successful Funding Campaign

Nicely done! Over $10,000 contributed by over 150 backers in less than 45 days. Just incredible support. We’ll do our best to be worthy of your trust. The energy will move away from Kickstarter and over here to the main website. Backers will each be added to the site as a registered user. New enthusiasts … Continue reading »

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West By Sea: in the press

(You can also read this update on Kickstarter) We’ve been working hard to generate press. While trying to sell the house we’ve spent most of each day promoting West By Sea. More backers means more “social proof” and better quality rewards for all backers. We contacted adventure travel companies, cancer survivor groups, motivational leadership types and … Continue reading »

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Objects and other exciting news

Objects Hi everyone, we’re into the final week. Pre-orders for books and postcards will end on 3/31 which is Sunday (and actually it’ll be 4am EDT on 4/1 so those in Hawaii can still pledge late.)  Backers should review the campaign again and consider adjusting pledges before the deadline – several new rewards. To give … Continue reading »

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KS Update #7 (Backers Only)

Posted an update about how the funds will be used, for backers only (at Kickstarter).

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West By Sea on a quest for numbered treasure

    I’m a huge fan of codes, ciphers, word plays, puns (as you’ve discovered this week on Twitter), maps, treasure hunting and quests. And for a while now I’ve wanted to do a book like one of my favorites from grammar school: Masquerade by Kit Williams (on Amazon).  Well now thanks to your support it … Continue reading »

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Update #4: Announcing Stretch Goals

3/8 UPDATE: Announcing Stretch Goals in Kickstarter Update #4. And the first one is already funded! We also added new rewards and welcomed our first expeditionary gear sponsor Juicies. The first ten days have been exciting. The initial funding goal for underway internet access was reached in less than 72 hours thanks to your support. … Continue reading »

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