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Jon T. Howard - North Atlantic Gyre Blog #15

We woke up today with a light drizzle and though the sun has been trying to break through, so far it hasn't had any luck. It looks like we will be staying an extra day in St. Thomas while we…

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Jon T. Howard - North Atlantic Gyre Blog #14

Yesterday was a busy and full day getting organized on the boat and helping out where I was able. I was sent on a mission with one of the crew members named Steve Amato to find propane to fill a…

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Jon T. Howard - North Atlantic Gyre Blog #13

I arrived at the Haven Grande port in St. Thomas last night around 9:30 pm after leaving LA at 6:00 am. Needless to say it was a long day and four time time zones later I was finally at my…

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Jon T. Howard - North Atlantic Gyre Blog #12

Well this is my last Blog before I depart for the US Virgin Islands tomorrow morning. My flight out of LAX leaves at 6 am which means I have to get to the airport around 4 am due to the…

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Jon T. Howard - North Atlantic Gyre Blog #11

Happy New Year!!! Just a few days until I fly to St. Thomas US Virgin Islands. I will fly out of Los Angeles early Monday and arrive in St. Thomas late on Monday after stopping in Miami. The crew will…

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Jon T. Howard - North Atlantic Gyre Blog #10

Well it's the home stretch until all systems go... Spent this past weekend checking out more gear at Patagonia and REI. I picked up some real essential stuff to keep things as dry as possible. I got a 25 Liter…

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Jon T. Howard - North Atlantic Gyre Blog #9

First of all I would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas. It's a beautiful day in Los Angeles. The kind that makes so many people move from everywhere else in the world to here to call it home…

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Jon T. Howard - North Atlantic Gyre Blog #8

Christmas is just 2 days away as 2009 swiftly slips into the books of history. I haven't had time to really reflect much over the last year but all and all it has been a very busy one. I have…

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Jon T. Howard - North Atlantic Gyre Blog #7

Well it's the beginning of a new week and just over 2 weeks until I leave for St. Thomas US Virgin Islands. I pretty much took the day off yesterday and spent it baking Christmas cookies and making fudge with…

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Jon T. Howard - North Atlantic Gyre Blog #6

I feel like I am playing catch up after missing most of the week due to illness but luckily I have some very productive last few days. My priorities have been to continue to reach out to possible sponsors and…

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Jon T. Howard - North Atlantic Gyre Blog #5

It’s been a few days since I last wrote due to the fact that I have been under the weather since early Tuesday morning. There has been a stomach flu bug going around for a while and it finally caught…

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Jon T. Howard - North Atlantic Gyre Blog #4

It's Monday and I know I have a bunch to do to get myself ready for the trip. I have been getting correspondence over the last few days from some of the others who are going on the adventure. So…