Thank You For The Comments

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New Years is a good time to think about all the things we have been blessed with. And for us here at Attainable Adventure Cruising Ltd, one of the things we have been blessed with is you, the offshore sailors, both the deeply experienced and those getting ready to go, who add so much wisdom to our site with your comments. Nearly 6000 of them in three years.

You challenge us, inspire new articles, keep us honest, and even make us laugh.

Thank you, we would not keep publishing without you. And we hope you will all come back often in the New Year.

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For those that are interested, I created the graphic by downloading all the commenter’s names from the AAC WordPress database, stripping out the three AAC authors’ names, and then submitting the result to Wordle, which produced the graphic by scaling the words dependant on how many times the name appeared.

Please don’t be offended if your name does not appear as large as it should. This method is only marginally accurate since those who have common names will appear larger because Wordle aggregates multiple people with the same name. Also, Wordle does not seem to handle French well—sorry Jean-François.

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Meet the Author

John

John was born and brought up in Bermuda and started sailing as a child, racing locally and offshore before turning to cruising. He has sailed over 100,000 miles, most of it on his McCurdy & Rhodes 56, Morgan's Cloud, including eight ocean races to Bermuda, culminating in winning his class twice in the Newport Bermuda Race. He has skippered a series of voyages in the North Atlantic, the majority of which have been to the high latitudes. John has been helping others go voyaging by sharing his experience for twenty years, first in yachting magazines and, for the last 12 years, as co-editor/publisher of AAC.

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11 comments … add one
  • Chris Dec 30, 2012, 5:02 pm

    We are sitting at anchor off the Megadock right now. We were just discussing our visit with you last year. Heal fast and well. Chris&Janet.

  • Tate Dec 30, 2012, 5:05 pm

    I really do love the blog environment for gathering feedback from readers. Your articles and blog posts obviously inspire quite a response! Keep up the good work.

  • Jacques Landry Dec 31, 2012, 1:22 am

    All the best to all of you at AAC and all it’s followers. May the new year brings more smooth miles under your hull, more new places to visit, and more friends to share these great moments with!

    The best of year to Colin who will soon be on my side of the pond, and a fast and full recovery to John who deserves nothing less.

    Bonne années à tous!

    Jacques

  • Coen Dec 31, 2012, 6:42 am

    And thank you for a most informative, constructive and above all, civilised site. It is a pleasure reading, following and sharing with the community that you have gathered around you. May 2013 bring you and fellow readers happiness, adventure and fun!

  • Viv and Mireille Dec 31, 2012, 8:31 am

    2012 seems to have been a bit of a tough year for many; but your site has kept me in the loop on all things sailings. It has nourished the yearning to cast off and be at sea again, still the best place on the planet for peace, excitement (and occasional terror!).

    Arriving in a new port, a different island or back home after a long trip, these are the things I miss the most. Being that we are on the East coast of Scotland, the Baltic beckons! Now all I need is the boat! and an Adventure 40′ would suit me just fine.

    Have a speedy recovery John and a great New Year to you both.

    Viv and Mireille

  • Bob Tetrault Dec 31, 2012, 1:32 pm

    Yes, the previous post spoke eloquently to why we do this. Hope next year brings satisfactory resolve to healing, you will owe Phyllis big time. Happy New Year from the Bahamas, Bob and BJ

  • Bob Hinden Dec 31, 2012, 2:20 pm

    Thanks for the great site and discussion.

    Happy New Year!

    Bob

  • flax Dec 31, 2012, 2:33 pm

    Green Turtle wishes you a happy and more healthy new year….Best wishes, Flax and Erik

  • Richard Dec 31, 2012, 10:50 pm

    You guys are dream weavers.. Keep up the great adventures, some of us are living thru you.. Happy New Year..

    Richard William Lord

  • Michael Jan 1, 2013, 10:31 am

    Thanks for giving us such a wonderful site to comment on!!

    Happy New Year

    Michael

  • sailalibi Jan 4, 2013, 11:32 am

    We’ve enjoyed your site since discovering it during our research on battery charging issues. Happy New Year to you and yours and we hope to keep you posted in our findings on this most critical function for cruisers…

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