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Pasadena, United States

DoD (date of departure, not department of defense) is coming up really soon, in about 2.5 weeks actually.
Hans is training for a boat maintenance and project marathon, steadily working his way through the lists of jobs that need to be completed before DoD. Unfortunately, I'm not around to help out since I was in Ecuador for a week for Cristina and Jim's wedding, now I'm in Vt. to meet my new nephew Chase, on Sunday I fly to England for a funeral. Yep, I'm hitting all the momentous life events in the course of 3 weeks.
Today Hans installed the new windvane--now we just need to learn how to use it! The lists are divided into 3 types: immediate, before we leave, top priority; medium priority, would be nice to have done before we leave but won't keep the anchor in the mud; and low priority, should get done sometime going down the ICW. I know that my first job when I get back to Whisper, which I've been promising to do for awhile, is to clean off Boris the engine.
Hans will be pretty cold tomorrow, since a strong cold front will be moving through the region dropping the temperatures to the 30s. Probably rough wind will accompany the cold weather.

permalink written by  Hans Ericsson & Kristen Miller on October 11, 2006 from Pasadena, United States
from the travel blog: under 30, under sail
tagged Preparation, Lists and Departure

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Denver, United States

Got the tickets -- $822 + tax/fees, into CDG and out of LHR. That's fantastic, since it means we won't have to pay extra to get back to one airport or the other. This was tickets on Friday 3/23, and I looked yesterday, and the base fare would now be $967.

Next steps: London hotel, EuroStar ticket, decision on what to do with our first couple of days in France.

permalink written by  spoons on March 27, 2007 from Denver, United States
from the travel blog: Off to France!
tagged Preparation and Planning

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Scottish Chiefs to the Scottish Borders

Brisbane, Australia

Like any good overseas expedition, the start of this one was celebrated with good friends, a few drinks, a small food-fight, a couple of temporary tattoos, one or two tears and some great memories (although perhaps not as many as I would have liked...). My recovery was interrupted by packing and a road-trip from one home, Geelong, to another, Brisbane. I'm in Brissie at the moment, spending time with the family and trying to make my way through the last-minute to-do lists in preparation for d-day next Tuesday (26th).

My so-called 'unplanned' trip is not so unplanned anymore - just secured work in a small town called Melrose in the Scottish Borders. I've been watching the temperature and it hasn't gone above 12 in the last few days - so much for easing my way into UK weather! Some furious googling has revealed that Melrose has a 400 bed hospital (Borders General Hospital - where I'll be working) but a population of just over 2000. Obviously the hospital services a wider area than just Melrose!

Although I kind of enjoyed watching people's surprise, or in some cases, mortification, when I would tell them that I had no idea where I was heading after London, I must admit I'm actually pleased to have a fixed destination for 6 weeks. I imagine there will be plenty of time for 'travelling on-a-whim' as the trip progresses. I'm due to start work on July 2nd so I've had to cut short my initial time in London to just 4 days. I think some of this time will be occupied with organising living / working details but hopefully I'll get an opportunity to look around as well.

Next stop London!

permalink written by  Caro (suffering an incurable case of wanderlust) on June 18, 2007 from Brisbane, Australia
from the travel blog: Caro's Travel Blog
tagged Preparation and Party

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Preparation for the trip

Spaarndam, Netherlands

Finished my projects July 31st , gave back the laptop’s phones car etc.
Finally my hard earned holiday begins! Drove to my boat and brought it to Spaarndam. The following morning it was lifted onto the quayside. It took me one whole week to re-paint it.

Now It’s late Saturday evening,
Two night’s to go and then I’m leaving this continent for 10 WEEK’S!!!

Haven’t prepared anything because I was to flipping occupied repainting my “sailing yacht”.

For my complete trip I have purchased the following:
• 4 Lonely Planet’s;

• 1 road map of Australia
• 1 Digital photo camera (Lumix Leica)
2 2Gig card’s
1 spare battery
1 small tripod
• 2 pant’s with a lot of pocket’s
• 1 short

In addition to the above mentioned I will stuff the backpack (from Sanne) with the following:
• 7 boxer shorts
• 7 socks
• 1 pair of jeans
• 7 shirt’s
• Short
• Peak performance Jumper
• North Face Vest
• Timberland boot
• Reef Slipper
• Sneaker
• Sun block
• After sun
• Toothpaste
• Shampoo
• Shower gel
• Shaving device
• Electric toothbrush
• Telephone

Of course I’ve forgotten something.
However, I can buy everything else on location.

That's it for now.....
If you want, you can leave a comment during my trip....

Keep you posted!

permalink written by  Kristian Kossen on August 11, 2008 from Spaarndam, Netherlands
from the travel blog: Trip around the world
tagged Preparation

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Planning Day 1

Santa Ana, United States

Well the trip will be from here to there and stuff.,

permalink written by  yourbuddybill on May 1, 2009 from Santa Ana, United States
from the travel blog: Test1
tagged Test, Preparation, Planning and NoTrip

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Préparation au départ

Nantes, France

Voila on se prépare au départ et on profite pour bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla ..... enfin bla bla bla bla koi !

permalink written by  Gaele Anthony on July 16, 2009 from Nantes, France
from the travel blog: tickets² tour du monde
tagged Preparation, Depart and Nantes

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Trip Preparations

Saint Louis, United States

I am preparing for my trip...expect bigger and better posts later.

permalink written by  jasonaul on January 6, 2010 from Saint Louis, United States
from the travel blog: Africa and Middle East trip 2010
tagged Preparation, Trip, StLouis, MISSOURI and SaintLouis

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