Dear Friends & Family:
Many of you have asked how to best stay in contact with us while we are out sailing the oceans blue far and wide. We would LOVE to hear from you and stay in touch and there are many ways we can do so. When we are anchored or moored near developed populations we usually have good access to the internet via Wi-Fi and cellular networks so you can just use our regular Email (Gmail) addresses, check our blogs, Facebook pages, etc.
When we are out sailing or in remote locations (our preferred spots) we rely on our satellite phone for staying in touch Email (text only please) and texting.
We are about to set sail in the next few days (likely about May 22nd 2011) from the Marshall Islands making our way mostly southbound to Fiji and depending on wind and our whim we should be in Fiji sometime between June 4-20th. During that time we will be mostly off line, just using our sat phone to post daily updates to our FaceBook pages and blogs and also checking our sat phone Email account (see below) about once a day.
Please find below all the info you need for all these various ways of contacting us and we look forward to hearing from you and sharing our phenomenal live, love and learning with you all.
Linda, Wayne & Ruby the Wonderdog,
aboard the good ship Learnativity
Currently (May 21, 2011) moored off town of Uliga on Majuro atoll, Marshall Islands
07 06.274 N, 171 22.358 E (cut & paste this into Google Earth or Bing to see where we are)
Regular Email: (when we are anchored near populated areas)
Email when we are @ sea:
firstname.lastname@example.org (Yes! This is the correct spelling OCENS)
We typically retrieve and answer Emails to this account via our satellite phone at least once every 24 hours. You can send as much text as you like but are asked not to send any attachments such as photos.
FaceBook pages: Wayne www.facebook.com/wayne.hodgins
Learnativity blog: www.learnativity.typepad.com
Linda’s new blog: IMITF.wordpress.com (I Made It This Far)
World Phone VoiceMail: +1-501-492-9634
(This GoogleVoice number has voice mail that is forwarded to us via Email)
Text Messages: (to our sat phone)
send short 140 character Text msgs via Email to: email@example.com
These are great! and free for us to receive and only 50cents for us to respond to. We will receive these right away and be able to respond quickly.
Other contact info:
Skype: Linda = woodsmith2009 Wayne = Whodgins