You may have been wondering how on earth I plan on making the start of the Around Alone in September. I know I sure do . . . with only a combination of loans, credit, and donations keeping Ocean Planet moving toward the prologue in Newport. Even though Im theoretically in paradise (Antigua), we dug a financial hole to get here, and there is no escaping reality when it comes time to pay the bills. But once again, just when I think things are becoming hopeless, some hope seems to come along.