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Teej (TJ)

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About a week ago our old friend Teej finally set aside the troubles of daily life. He was 21 years old and his body just wore out. We will miss our venerable companion.

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Elche (Elx) Spain

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Why is Elche also called Elx? We learned something about languages in Spain when our Catalan friend Jenny taught us how to pronounce a street name that we were stumbling over.  Xàtiva sounds like Cha-tih-va.  …

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The Ocean Race

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The Ocean Race museum in Alicante, Spain honors this most difficult of all professional team sports. The museum’s video stories and images from past participants were mesmerizing. Especially their experiences in the Southern Ocean.