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    Quote Originally Posted by John R Smith
    One great rite of passage lay ahead. Our new craft had a feature denied to us before - a cabin, with portholes and a cooker. Neither of us had ever slept aboard a boat. This was what we had bought her for - endless summer days of cruising on the river, anchoring at night in some idyllic creek, and enjoying a superb meal cooked in our saloon before settling down for the night in cushioned luxury. We could not wait to try it.

    Common sense, had we possessed it, might have suggested that the beginning of April was perhaps a month or so too soon. Undeterred by such mundane constraints, we made our plans. We would leave our moorings on an evening tide, motor down the river until we found a suitable spot for the night, and lay our anchor. Then, with Maurice Griffiths as our guide, the cabin would be transformed into a haven on the water. Next morning we would wake renewed, respected by our fellow brethren on the Fal.
    more here: Lulu's First Night Out
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    Good. More Lulu.
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    Crazy. I was having a glance at Griffiths last night. Griffiths wrote some 19 books showing his gift for riveting narrative about often rather mundane details. Adventure sailing as a watercolor rather than oil on canvas. All given with the most engaging tone, dry wit and humor.

    He's one of my favorite authors.

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    Johns adventures with Lulu were great. I miss him.

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    Ratus ratus bilgeous snipeous!

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