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Sunday, July 26, 2009

We Slept On A Coast Guard Cutter ! ! !

Ralph via SAT phone (transcribed)
Good morning, it's Ralph. It is Sunday morning. If you had asked me before we started this trip, if we were going to sleep on a Coast Guard cutter? The only answer I would have said was the only way we are going to sleep on a coast Guard cutter is inside the brig! Last night we pulled into Saint Anthony and we started asking for directions for where to stay and we ended up passing a local Coast Guard cutter. We came in last night about 10 o’clock their time, and the Coast Guard said , hey, come on back for a cup of coffee. After we docked we came ashore and we talked to some of the locals. We spent some time on the Coast Guard cutter Harp with a cup of coffee and they said, hey, why don’t you sleep on our vessel? So they gave us a couple of births and Bob and I slept on the cutter. We went to bed last night probably about 3 o’clock in the morning and they woke us up this morning about 7. They were wonderful people, a cup of coffee, a piece of banana bread and a chance to plug in our new Panasonic Tough Book and get it all charged up. So we are excited that we have had this opportunity to be with the Coast Guard cutter Harp. They just pulled out of the harbor, just a few minutes ago I was untying their lines for them and that was kind of cool. They are heading out and we are now going to find a church and then organize ourselves. We will be here till way late because there is a celebration going on tonight and then we will get into Cartwright tomorrow afternoon.
You have a great day.
God Bless you and we will talk to you later. Bye

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