A NOTE FROM BOB:
Greetings to all you who sent in letters
in response to our semi retirement notice...
I am currently in Asia with BareBones
and on the move. Kay has been replying to you and forwarding
all the letters you have sent and I have been very pleasantly
surprised at the response. WOW! I can't respond to all letters
individually, at least not right now. The warmth expressed in
them has been heart lifting. Every one has been a treasure.
TCP was never about the money (good thing!).
TCP is an idea, a means of connecting a people that were not
inclined to be joiners in anything (except a spontaneous beach
party) but who could benefit from the camaraderie and clout of
the group. We never intended nor could we have changed the nature
of the sailing community.
Look after each other,
Dear TCP Readers,
As we alluded we would
do in the last edition of The Coastal Passage, we have
investigated the idea of returning to print. However, the changing
landscape of the newspaper business in Australia, Queensland
in particular, makes it more difficult and expensive than before.
We have not completely ruled out a print edition in the future,
just not at this time.
We have also made the
decision that we will not be producing the online TCP every two
months. For over 14 years we have never missed a beat, but now
it is time to take a break from its production.
We intend to continue
to serve the community but at a style and pace that we can manage
in our advancing years. The website remains. There we may feature
editions when time and material becomes available as well as
interesting news, stories and video links, so keep an occasional
eye on the home page or your email for a special notice. See
editions page to
be added to our email list.
Bob & Kay