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June 14th 2007
Published: June 14th 2007
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June 14th, 2007

Hello to everyone,

We know we have been a little negligent in updating our blog and, for that, we apologize. It’s been a busy month and things are still brewing for us here. We are in final preparations for our return home and are, at this time, in the process of booking return flights to arrive between the 22nd and 25th of this month.

We are filled with mixed emotions and are taking things one day at a time. We are both ecstatic about the thought of going home to our family and friends, whom we’ve missed terribly and are at the same time very sad to leave our adoptive families and the new friends we have made in Haiti. We are also REALLY looking forward to satisfying many food cravings that we have had. Believe it or not, McDonald’s crapburgers are one of them.. Super Size Please!!!

In the past 6-7 months we have experienced most things unknown to the rest of the “outside” world. When we say “outside” world, we mean that not many make the move to come to Haiti for either vacation or other. Despite our initial apprehensions and anxieties about coming here, with time, we found that there is much good to this disfavored country and that the problems faced here, when you really look at them, are not that different from many other countries, with the exception of the extreme poverty.

We strongly feel that with the knowledge, experience and energy that can be brought in from outside, that a fresh outlook can be made and that new possibilities can arise for these people. What influences what we have just said is that the Haitian people WANT things to be different and are willing to put in efforts, any necessary efforts, to attain anything they can, even if it comes to them in small steps. We are not promoting only gifts, but promoting the gift of knowledge. To aid them in aiding themselves. Don’t be surprised to see us in this part of the world again some day...maybe not that far!! Who knows?!?!

So, on a personal note... Don’t believe everything you hear about Haiti.....
Not everyone here is what the media makes them out to be. Any educated person can realize that media is made from negative situations. You will rarely, if ever, here about a positive that happens in the media. Port-au-Prince is only a city in Haiti and does NOT reflect, IN ANY WAY, the rest of the country. As in most major cities and ports, there is aggression and there are wrongdoers... But as in most outskirts of most major cities, people lead descent, honest, hardworking lives and do so for the good of their children and to better their future....just like we do at home!!!

Coming to Haiti is a very doable thing, but like all other unknowns, careful precautions must be taken until a proper comprehension of the situation can be made.
On this emotional last note, we will leave you to ponder the thought of “what can I do to make a change”? “Can I actually make a change”? The answer is most definitely yes.... And we can help you focus your energies if wanted.

As usual, we look forward to your comments...

www.WeBeSailing.com

Annie & Eric in Haiti



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17th June 2007

Refreshing though ...
Eric & Annie, We could feel behing each of your word chosen there is a "vécu" ... Meeting you guys in persons (maybe this smmer)... would bring another dimension to all this... We will keep for "bate" some junk foods just in case you pass by ... is Beer also part of this ? Have a good travelling back ... Rene & Chantal
17th June 2007

Sunday afternoon reflection
Reading you adventure here at Valcourt is a treat. Thank for giving us an extroadinary look at this part of the world. Yes it is very poor but there is a positive human side that the media dont give us and you have brought it to us in such a wonderfull way. We , here at the lake, are looking forward for you to shear you hare your experience. This would most definatly be a winner for a conference at la Conam next fall !!!!!!! It is interesting how life brought you there, and you thought you would be cruising the Carabeen going from port to port and instead you where sort of grounded in Haiti living an unforgettable human experience, It is said that nothing happens without a reason, On thought that I share with people on a daily basis: IF YOU WANT TO MAKE GOD LAUGH, TELL HIM ABOUT YOUR PLANS FOR THE FUTURE !!!!!!! Have a safe trip back Paul, s/v Eliosso
17th June 2007

Awaiting your arrival
I have been remiss at answering your blogs, but they have been read. You two are pretty special people who put a positive spin on everything. Haiti is very fortunate to have had you in the country for the past months, and have benefitted greatly from your presence and enthusiasm, I am sure. We are all looking forward to your homecoming and wish to hear of your latest adventures in person. Safe travels with love.
18th June 2007

On va enfin vous revoir...
Comme de raison on vous attend avec impatience .... allez vous mettre ANTIDOTE à l'eau ???si oui on se retrouve avec KOUAC KOUAC au champlain ... encore une fois bon retour... bebai
18th June 2007

Eric and Annie, Your blog is again living proof that the world is a very different place than CNN and the evening news present to us. Travel and experiencing what people really are all about widens our personal wealth. Your blog has described, with such colour the lives of people who are just trying to make their own little corner of the world a better place and often it takes so little to fan the flames for them. Your kindness and generosity to the Haitians will no doubt be long remembered. Looking forward to your return to fresh water ... have a safe trip home. Merrill s/v Ambition
19th June 2007

Safe Journey Home
Hi Eric and Annie: Have a safe journey home and don't be too sad to leave Haiti. There are lots of people here waiting to welcome you back. Hope we see you this summer. Luv Mary
20th June 2007

bon retour
salut vous deux, bon retour. appellez moi, j ai maintenant un 41 pds au lac...pas un cata, mais, ca flotte..... C est quoi ca, ta crise de big mac?? un bon subway sera meilleur pour ta santé, ok, là.... j attend ton phone call 819-371-4542 bye serge
19th November 2009

ISLAND OF GONAVE
HI ANNIE AND ERIC, GREAT TO READ YOUR BLOG. AND HEAR SOME POSITIVE FEED BACK ABOUT HAITI I HAVE A SPONSORED CHILD ON THE ISLAND, AND AM OFF TO VISIT HER IN APRIL 2010 I HAVE BEEN ATTEMPTING TO LEARN ALL I CAN ABOUT THE ISLAND BEFORE I GO, BUT AS YOU CAN IMAGINE, THERE IS NOT A LOT OF INFORMATION TO BE HAD. FLOATING ON THE WATER IS NOT MY FAVORITE THING TO DO, SO IT WILL BE INTERESTING TO SEE HOW MY STOMACH HANDLES THE TRIP OVER FROM THE MAIN LAND!!!!! IF YOU EVER DECIDE TO SAIL DOWN UNDER, YOU CAN ANCHOR OFF MY FRONT YARD. SAFE TRAVEL ROS
3rd June 2010
Haitian man, along the route national

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