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Staying in Touch

Links to ways of staying in touch, or at least giving your friends and family a way to track your progress: 

bulletSkype- a really cheap way to "phone home" using your computer and a high speed connection to the internet, free if the person you call has the program installed too.  Free to download.
bullet Sailtrac- cruisers can make a website, with googlemap of their route, journal entries, and share it with friends, for free
bullet Coastal Poastal
bulletToucan Communications
bulletCruiser Log- has positions, message board, etc. for cruisers "out there"
bulletSt. Brendan's Isle, Mail Service and More
bullet Sailblogs-a free service for cruisers, racers, sailors in general
bullet offers free websites and log hosting for cruisers.  They say " Blog about anything boaty. Our file upload facility means you can include pictures. Share your cruising experiences with friends, upload your logs from any PC connected to the internet. Use HTML or our easy online editor to create your blog. Very easy to use and completely free."
bulletPocketmail mobile e-mail
bulletTripSailor- another very cool free blog site, with remote updating, pics, mapping with google earth, etc.

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