41 34,9888N 069 47,7818W

Charlie Bruinette
Sat 10 Oct 2009 12:56
Managed to crawl 21 miles since I left yesterday at 1100. No wind again. I need a bigger boat with a big diesel engine. Glass or Aluminium. I'll start looking into that upon my arrival. I really want to do some northern cruising and ice in the bilge while waiting around for the wind is not the answer to my problems. I'm awfully sorry about my difficulties with the coasties. It's due to an unfortunate set of circumstanses and one I'm no longer prepared to apologize for. I'm getting frustrated & tired of living a life of constant apology or in a state of mental depression. The time has come to do something about it. I am planning on retaining counsel in order to seek redress, as soon as I can  The adage of, "Better to beg forgiveness than ask permission" is bullshit. I am well within the bounds of both international & the United States' Admiralty law to enjoy the freedom of the high seas & to enter any port anywhere in the world in order to seek shelter or make essential repars. Amazing how we come to accept rules & give up freedoms that is to the detriment of our society. We are all just third generation passport holders at best. There are old captains around the world, alive today who have lived and worked around the world, without such a thing. You  packed your bags & got on  with it. To the best of my knowledge, I am not the first yachtsman to have run into these difficulties. I've heard some horror stories of fines, confiscations and detention with repatriation in my time & I've voiced my concerns before on this blog site. Phuckit, but I've had enough to last a life time. Time to stop being the nice guy. Time to do some business. . As a matter of fact, I was surprized, pleasantly so, as to how well the matter was handled at Norfolk, albeit outside the relevant jurisdiction of the Naval Admiralty. So now that my resolve is fuelled, where is the wind? I need to get a move on. Places to go, people to see. You know.