Saturday, October 30, 2010

A pigtail

Finally, we can use any plug in a marina-we have a pigtail now! In Europe, the plugs in the marina have two kinds-the big kind, and the small kind. We kept having to switch between the big plug and the small plug. This means that we have to rewire the tip of our cable, which meant taking the tip apart, and switching the wire. EXTREMLY ANNOYING! Now, we have a pigtail that has the small plug on one end, and the big one on the other. It's easier now.

--By Rigel
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Saturday, October 23, 2010


It's very strange, as the costs of everything very from place to place. For example, a loaf of bread in the US costs one dollar. You probably know this already, but keep reading. A loaf of bread in the UK costs one pound. This is the most valuable currency that I'm listing. One euro in the EU. One durum in morracco, where we are now. Strange, isn't it? It's the cheapest here.  

--By Rigel

Friday, October 22, 2010

WHY DON'T THEY STOP?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

 In Rabat, (Orion will write about that) There are several crosswalks that have no traffic lights. This is very bad for pedestrians, as you have to wait for a break. Did I mention that the cars here go at insane speeds?  Well, this is annoying. Only occasionally do the crosswalks have a policeman that controls. I wish they had streetlights for goodness sake.--By Rigel
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Thursday, October 14, 2010


At home, there is a store called Publix. It's huge. Well, here, there weren't many Publix-sizes stores. All but here. Here, there's a giant store that's Publix-sized. It's called Morrissons. They have everything. We found a lot of stuff there. Pop tarts, cheerios, spices, sugar cookies. They have it all. Orion's been stocking up on pop tarts. I don't blame him. If I liked that kind of pop tart, I would have done that, too. Giggle tip blank bomb man doom ode blank. Whew!

--By Rigel

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Saturday, September 25, 2010


A few weeks ago, I climbed into the ratlines. In case you are wondering,the ratlines are these bars tht go up into the rigging. They go between the shrouds. I took a harness and double teather up, clipping one in, the other in, the first one out then in, etc. They don't lead all the way up, just halfway. Woah! Nice view!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Revving the motor

After rushing back to the boat after seeing the castle here, we had
somebody put our alternator in. After fiddling around for a bit, he had
me start the engine. I had to bring it up to 1,200 RPM. Then 1,400 RPM.
Then 1,600 RPM. Then 1,800 RPM. Then 1,900 RPM. Then all the way back
down. ALL IN NEUTRAL. That is very bad for the motor. Vroom!

--By Rigel

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Rigel's view about life-Chapter One: bellypoppers and tummyboomers

There is a difference between a bellypopper and a tummyboomer. A bellypopper flies in the sky making a thubathubathubathub sound with a big rotating thing with several bladelike things. Some call a bellypopper a helicopter. I don't.
A tummyboomer is different. It has a smaller rotating thing on the front and makes a farting sound as it flies. They don't stop moving unlike bellypoppers, which can, and they are often faster. Some call these things airplanes. I don't.

Note: I made up the thing about tummyboomers, but bellypoppers I got from the book The BFG.

--By Rigel
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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The next level

My book in school has been teaching me how to make a spreadsheet. I, however, am writing simple programs on my computer. As my computer sucks up power from the boat's battery, I can't do it very much. But I've written a calculator program that says the word ERROR! when you make a mistake. It's a real Jewel.

-- By Rigel

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A change

Most would often say the words, "I really need a change of scenery! Well, for me, that change comes for granted. Moving around on a boat, that's unique. A year ago, we were leaving from Gibraltar. Before that, we were going across the Atlantic.
Some would say, "You should have been to the mall, dude!" I couldn't disagree more. I hate malls for one thing, and for another thing, how would they know what it's like? It's fun now that I have my sea legs, which if for another post.
-- By Rigel
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Sunday, August 29, 2010

The dreaded outboard

I am growing a personal hatred of our Johnson 15 out board motor. It goes at very high planing speeds, but it keeps breaking. We had a long time of having a problem with the water pump, which we fixed a couple days ago. Now, the starter rope came out! We pulled it and pulled it and pulled it and it came out. But I think that Orion will write about that one on Juno's Journey.
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Monday, August 23, 2010

The tunnels

Now that we are in Mahon, we went to the fort there. After a while, it was all hot then we went into these stairs that go down to the underground powder magazines. The first complex was infinitely dark. I used the camera to take flash photos to see what was ahead. There were these powder lifts that went down to the tunnels. There was another set of tunnels that had lights in it, and there was this one magazine that was chained off, and had roots dangling from the ceiling. It was awesome!

Sunday, August 8, 2010


Well, now I am no longer afraid of the bottom of the boat of the bottom of the bay that we're in but I am afraid of the other kind of bottom and jellyfish. Both are reasonable fears. But it's an improvement. I hope that I never get stung by a jellyfish.


Well, now I am no longer afraid of the bottom of the boat of the bottom of the bay that we're in but I am afraid of the other kind of bottom and jellyfish. Both are reasonable fears. But it's an improvement. I hope that I never get stung by a jellyfish.

--By Rigel

Saturday, August 7, 2010


Well, school's started again so we go back to the normal routine. Now, it's fifth grade and lots of fun. It takes about one to two hours to complete each day so, no big deal. I've completed a short story and am working on another one so that's nice. These posts do well as compositions so I'm going well!

--By Rigel (who else?)

Saturday, July 31, 2010


Ever since Orion got stung by one, I've been scared of jellyfish. Yesterday, I was going out for a swim and the water got super murky. I mean, you can't even see to the bottom. Then I realized that there are jellyfish are around here. And if I ran into one, I wouldn't have known until it stung me. I got out of the water. Maybe somewhere else will be a place to jump off the bow.

--by Rigel

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The far away...

...bottom of the sea. Like the bottom of the boat, I don't like the bottom. Maybe it's because it's far away. I don't know. To make it worse, here there is a piece of a wreck. It looks like part of a bow. I really don't want to know. Well, I'm starting to be OK with it.
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Sunday, July 11, 2010

The looming...

This is a little bit embarrassing for me, but I'm afraid of the bottom of the boat. I know, That's weird, but The shape of the keel, rudder, propeller, and propeller cage together creates a looming sight. It would help if we chose red bottom-paint instead of black. Now, when I see it, This is what happens in my brain:

Subconsciousness: A monster!
Conscious: It is not! It's just the Boat.
Subconsciousness: It will hurt me!
Conscious: It won't! I know it won't! The boat from the top looks nice, but this is the same thing! Just a different angle!
Subconsciousness: Stupid Conscious.

So please don't make fun!


Questo è un po 'imbarazzante per me, ma ho paura di fondo della barca. So che è strano, ma la forma della chiglia, timone, elica, elica e la gabbia insieme crea uno spettacolo incombente. Sarebbe utile se abbiamo scelto rosso dal basso invece di vernice nera. Ora, quando la vedo io, questo è ciò che accade nel mio cervello:

Subconscio: Un mostro!
Cosciente: non lo è! E 'solo la barca.
Subconscio: E mi farà del male!
Consapevole: Non sarà! So che non sarà! La barca dall'alto sembra piacevole, ma questa è la stessa cosa! Solo una prospettiva diversa!
Subconscio: Consapevole Stupid.

Quindi per favore non prendere in giro!


Isto é um pouco embaraçoso para mim, mas tenho medo do fundo do barco. Eu sei que é estranho, mas a forma de quilha, leme, hélice, hélice e gaiola junto cria um espetáculo iminente. Seria útil se nós escolhemos fundo vermelho em vez de tinta preta. Agora, quando eu vejo, é isso que acontece no meu cérebro:

Subconsciente: Um monstro!
Consciente: não é! É apenas o barco.
Subconsciente: Vai me machucar!
Consciente: Não seja! Eu sei que vai! O barco bonito de cima, mas esta é a mesma coisa! Apenas uma perspectiva diferente!
Subconsciente: Stupid Aware.

Por favor, não tease!


C'est un peu gênant pour moi, mais je crains que le fond de la barque.Je sais que c'est étrange, mais la forme de la quille, le gouvernail, l'hélice, l'hélice et de la cage crée ainsi un spectacle imminent. Il serait utile que nous avons choisi un fond rouge au lieu d'encre noire.Maintenant, quand je vois, c'est ce qui arrive dans mon cerveau:

Subconscient: un monstre!
Consciente: il n'est pas! C'est juste le bateau.
Subconscient: Allez à me faire mal!
Aware: Ne soyez pas! Je sais que je vais! Le beau bateau d'en haut, mais c'est la même chose! Juste un point de vue différent!
Subconscient: Consciente Stupid.

S'il vous plaît ne pas taquiner!

--By Rigel

Friday, July 2, 2010

The Ultimate Explosion III

Have another!

You know what? I think that I've got the hang of this.

The Ultimate Explosion II

This is the next one!

In case you're wondering, this was very difficult to make. You don't know how hard it was.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Rating list

Orion and I have developed a game in which we rate the jumps that we make off the side of the boat. A lot of the rating names are kind of silly. Here is a table of the ratings:

Normal, Pencil, Splasher.

Very bad: Slip, Finepoint Straight, Pop-it

Bad: tumbler, Finepoint#1, baby boomer

OK : hopshee Finepoint#2, Big boy boomer

Good: bungee FinepointStreak, Bombshell boomer

Very good: cliff jumper, LeadBreaker Banger boomer

Like it? Normal is based on how high you jump; pencil how deep you go; splasher how big the splash. You might want to use these.

--By Rigel

Saturday, June 19, 2010


I dove off the side of the dinghy. And I mean dive-dive not jump-dive.
Oh, this is continued from the other blog-Juno's journey. It's kind of
late here so I have to keep it short.Well, there are more posts to come!