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Hi .. I'm Terry Sargent ...   a fulltime liveaboard cruiser on the Yacht VALHALLA. I am a retired US Army officer but now a 'sailor'!  I enjoy outdoor sports ... SCUBA diving, trekking, rappelling and mountain biking.   My amateur radio operator callsign is NH6AX (Extra Class) and I'm a Commodore in the Seven Seas Cruising Association (SSCA)

My shipmate is Rosita (Rose) Palban,   a Filipina from Bohol Island, Philippines.

VALHALLA is a 1976 Fuji 32 Ketch which I purchased in 1980 and on which I have been cruising the Pacific. I departed Hawaii in 1988 and my travels aboard VALHALLA have included Micronesia (Marshall Islands, Kosrae, Pohnpei (Ponape), Chuuk (Truk), Yap, Belau(Palau)), Guam, Northern Marianas Islands, Solomon Islands, Australia, New Caledonia, Vanuatu (formerly New Hebrides), Philippines, Malaysia, and Thailand.  On other vessels I have sailed in French Polynesia (Tahiti, Tuamotus, and Marquesas), the Caribbean and Viet Nam.

So where did the name VALHALLA originate?  

"Valhalla (Old Norse Valhöll, ”hall of the slain”), in Scandinavian mythology, the hall of slain heroes, ruled by the king of the gods, Odin, in the realm of the gods, Asgard. The hall had 540 doors, through each of which 800 heroes could walk abreast, and the roof was made of shields. The souls of heroic soldiers killed in battle were brought to Valhalla by warrior maidens called Valkyries. The heroes fought during the day, but their wounds healed before night, when they banqueted with Odin.

Microsoft® Encarta® Encyclopedia 2003. © 1993-2002 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved."

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