…but not a very pleasant one…. Ask me how I know this! Experience. I seem to continue to torture us with upwind sailing. Some of this is due to our destination being in a direction that is not entirely cooperative with the weather, but it’s primarily due to my inexperience with marine weather and navigation. Continue reading “Discomfort is an Effective Teacher”
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We made it to sunny and warm Great Harbour Cay in the Berry Islands! Our sail over was not the most fabulous, but compared to earlier sails not that bad either. Crossing the Gulf Stream Based on the weather forecast, we elected to set sail last Friday night around 10pm. The sail across the gulfContinue reading “Bah-ahhhh-mas!”
We are Bahamas Bound!
Hello friends and family from Fort Lauderdale, FL! We have been hard at work getting our boat and ourselves ready to sail to the Bahamas. At least the weather has generally been sunny and warm. I’ve found myself thoroughly enjoying wearing shorts and sandals in February!! It is such a delightful treat after living inContinue reading “We are Bahamas Bound!”
Home Sweet Boat!
We have finally made our trek across the USA, and we have moved onto our boat for good! We arrived early evening two days ago, and so far, the days have been packed with unpacking (pun intended). We are not yet done, but getting there. Ed and I certainly learned a lot on our driveContinue reading “Home Sweet Boat!”
On the Road!
Happy Tuesday! Ed and I are on day three of our trek across the U.S. to move onto our boat for good! We have elected to take a day off while we stay with our friends and former neighbors (gosh, that seems weird to say) at their awesome house in Palm Springs, CA. Although weContinue reading “On the Road!”
T minus (roughly) 18 hours
We are counting down the hours before we leave our house forever and take our first steps into our new sailing life! Our house is nearly empty except for a last few items that are coming with us and the furnishings that were sold with the house. It has been a crazy busy week sinceContinue reading “T minus (roughly) 18 hours”
We are rounding third and headed for home!
Happy New Year to all! Although 2021 has started with a bang, I have the sense that most folks are starting the year with great hope for the future. Ed and I are finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel of our hard work, and we are ready to embrace our newContinue reading “We are rounding third and headed for home!”
We began as wanderers, and we are wanderers still. Carl Sagan, Cosmos Hello family and friends on this most unusual Christmas Eve! First, let me offer my apologies for not writing in quite some time. Ed and I have been extraordinarily busy finishing up the house remodel and boat projects. Neither of us has hadContinue reading “Travelers’ Tales”
So. Much. Cleaning.
And repairs. So many, many repairs. Boats have many nooks and crannies, and they all collect dirt, grime, salt, and whatever else finds its way onto a boat. Our final week on the boat was spent cleaning, inventorying, and arranging the first round of repairs before returning to Portland. I think we took half aContinue reading “So. Much. Cleaning.”
The determination to reach a destination, combined with hazardous weather[.] https://www.aopa.org/training-and-safety/air-safety-institute/accident-analysis/featured-accidents/epilot-asf-accident-reports-get-there-itis, retrieved November 9, 2020. Get-there-itis is a term well known in the aviation community. I’m unsure on whether it is a term sailors use. If not, it is a term the sailing (boating or yachting) community should include in its lexicon. Ed and IContinue reading “Get-there-itis.”