Jennifer Urban, Raleigh, NC asks:
Scott, Mary and Franko,
This here is Franko's daughter-in-law and favorite bow bunny,
Jennifer. I am happy to hear that you guys are having such a
fantastic time on your journey. I know that Franko must keep you all
entertained in the open seas. First of all please tell Franko that his
alma mater, Memphis, just barely missed winning the whole NCAA
Tournament! They fought hard against Kansas but in the end had to settle
Your pictures are absolutely amazing. I have learned so much from
your captian's log and this forum. I can't beleive that I am some how
related to such an amazing journey, through Franko of course. Please
tell him how proud and excited I am for him.
So my question, are you going to punish Franko for not catching any
real fish?? I think you should start wagering, he being a wagering
man and all. Maybe a night in the dingy for whoever looses?
What do you guys do for fun on the open seas?
Much love from all of Franko's family. Once again we are all so proud
of you guys for grasping this opportunity and I hope to meet you one day.
Your favorite bow bunny, Jennifer and landlover, Michael
Scott Flanders from Egret responds:
Bow bunny & dirt dweller, not catching fish isn't Franko's fault. When we
are in fish he'll catch fish. The Egret crew is a bit older than you as
well as our entertainment choices. Conversation, reading, an occasional
movie, sleeping and the business of running the boat occupy our time. Long
distance cruising, at sea, is hard to describe. The longer we are at our
at-sea routine the less we want to make landfall. It's peaceful with no
distractions but routine and the beauty of the ocean. As we age peace
becomes priceless vs. the busyness of youth. Our battles are fought and
it's time for pleasure.