Petra, JordanPetra, Jordan -- Dr. Dave Rizzo of Bellflower took The Log Newspaper all the way to Petra, Jordan in February. Its pretty hard to get there by boat, Rizzo said. But if you can sail up the Red Sea to Aqabah (of Lawrence of Arabia fame), its only another 60 nautical miles by land to the mouth of the canyon that leads to the famous Treasury Building (pictured here) -- which is actually a tomb for a royal -- in Petra, as made famous by the movie Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.Gilligan’s CatalinaGilligans Catalina -- Gilligan, a 3.5-year-old ragdoll cat, is a seasoned sailor who has cruised local waters since he was a kitten. His favorite pastime aboard SV Decadence, a Catalina 350 sailboat, is keeping watch from the top of the dodger, reported his boating companion, Joe Smith. Their homeport is Shoreline Marina in Long Beach.Introduction to SailingIntroduction to Sailing -- Nani (at left), a boxer whose name translated means beautiful, and Kai (at front), a mixed breed whose name means sea, showed their new little brother Nalu (a kitty of undetermined breed) the ropes aboard their Hunter 33 sailboat Nani Kai on Nalus first trip to Catalina. The trios human companion is Sandi Anderson, of Orange County.St. Petersburg, RussiaSt. Petersburg, Russia -- Just to let you know I am taking The Log with me -- even to Russia, reported Dr. Peter J. Beck of Newport Beach, who visited Russia just a few weeks ago. Behind me is the famous Church of the Saviour of the Blood ... and the waterway behind me is Kanal Griboyedova, named after a Russian diplomat who was assassinated in todays Iran.The Baths at Virgin Gorda, British Virgin IslandsThe Baths at Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands -- Tara Soderling, a broker at Newport Coast Yachts, recently took The Log Newspaper along on a visit to The Baths beach area on the island of Virgin Gorda, one of the most popular destinations in the British Virgin Islands.Ollie Discovers SailingOllie Discovers Sailing -- Kristyn Pirogs mutt, Ollie, went straight from being a stray at a shelter to going sailing on her boat -- within an hour after he was rescued. He's pictured here a few weeks after that. Pirog, of San Diego, said, Hes such a natural and loves to sail! Cool CruisingCool Cruising -- Charlie, who is fairly new to the sailing community, is adapting quite nicely, reported his guardian, Jenny Herber. Charlie went for an early morning sail around San Diego Bay, from downtown over to Coronado, aboard the sailboat Albatross. Charlie decided to let his parents -- Jenny and Quimby -- take the helm, so he could catch a few Zs, Herber reported.Hsinchu, TaiwanHsinchu, Taiwan -- Chang-Su-Chang Ruby Tsai loves to read about all the pretty boats she sees in a copy of The Log Newspaper brought to Hsinchu, Taiwan by Steven Choate of Orange, who is now residing in Hsinchu. Steven is the son of Colleen and Dennis Choate, owners of the yacht Recess in Long Beach. According to Steven, The children love to read The Log as a part of their daily English practice at Jordans International English School. As a side note, when the children wish to use the restroom they ask, Mr. Steven, may I please use the head?