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IN THE ARMS OF GIANTS

Staring at the massive banks of rocks and sediment deposited by a long-gone river of ice, I inhaled the freshwater breath of the 10,000-year-old lake and heard an errant seagull’s cry. In a way, this could be an inland lake in my native Midwest. But then I looked higher, and honestly, it couldn’t be anywhere but Colorado.

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MOUNTAIN TIME

It’s a study in contrasts, this sunburned landscape. Eroding sandstones, limestones and shales to the west, the pinnacled remnants of a long-ago volcanic eruption to the east, thunderheads rapidly retreating over the sagebrush-dotted high mountain desert to the south — and right here, sunset’s golden light suffusing our crescent beach with an otherworldly pink-and-peach glow.

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GRADE-A SPEED

The cockpit was tinier than I thought. As the team tightly buckled me into my safety harness, I took a deep breath and tried not to mind the squeeze of the capsule against my shoulders — or the fact that the water seemed startlingly close to eye level.

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NO RISK, NO FUN

We were halfway along our 320-nautical-mile course across the English Channel and up the Rhine River. All four of us were more than a bit punchy. And now, trapped behind a gate in what we fervently hoped was the Rotterdam City Marina, we couldn’t get off the boat for another 18 hours.

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The author on a Sunsail charter in the Kingdom of Tonga.
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SMARTER CHARTER

The process of planning an offseason charter can seem daunting to the uninitiated. The world is a big place, with seemingly countless options for a snowbound boater seeking some warm-weather relief. Yet if you keep a few simple questions in mind, you’ll be well on your way to organizing the charter trip of your dreams.

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