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    Re: FW: Avoiding collision.
    From: Jim Thompson
    Date: 2003 Oct 9, 06:49 -0300

    Doug, Interesting insight -- thanks for sharing it.  I started out at the
    Canadian Coast Guard College 30 years ago, but quit when even at that young
    age I decided I would rather have family ashore than spend a life at sea.  I
    never could figure out how to have both.  So I do envy your 19 years, Doug!
    I need your observations on big-ship navigation at sea in order to live my
    "other" life vicariously.  Keep them coming.
    Jim Thompson
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    > -----Original Message-----
    > From: Navigation Mailing List
    > [mailto:NAVIGATION-L{at}LISTSERV.WEBKAHUNA.COM]On Behalf Of Royer, Doug
    > Sent: Wednesday, October 08, 2003 9:29 PM
    > Subject: Re: FW: Avoiding collision.
    > Jan,it's rather funny that you envy me my job because more than once I
    > envyed people like your self their jobs or at least their lives.
    > For everything there is a cost.The cost to me for living this lifestyle is
    > never being in one place very long.I was at sea almost constantly for 19
    > years.I made no real long lasting friends other than shipmates
    > and we go our
    > seperate ways not seeing each other for years or ever.I made lots of money
    > and experianced many exotic things.But what good is lots of money when you
    > can't share it with someone close to you and what good are memories of old
    > when one may get Altheimers and forget them all?
    > No Jan,in reality,it is you and people like you who lived
    > semi-normal lives
    > on terra-firma who I envy.

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