There are two ways to do this depending on whether you are reversing into position or going forward to a halt. In each case the engine direction is in opposition to the placement of the line – for a reverse approach you use a forward spring loop, for a forward approach you use an aft […]
Although only someone who hasn’t done it would call full-time cruising in foreign ports a “vacation”, still it has many vacation aspects. We recently left our boat and drove 3000 miles to northern Washington state to take care of some necessary business including yearly medical visits. Although the cool air here is a relief from […]
Being sequestered on a sailboat in a small Mexican town during the COVID-19 “plague” has been a time of contrasts. Surrounded by beautiful ocean water, but not allowed to swim. Cute cheap places to eat – all closed. Islands to explore – but all closed to anchoring. While things slowly closed around us the things […]
A quick reminder of some concepts around hurricanes plus a great handout on reading Barometers and Barometer Trends.
La Cruz, Bucerias, and Puerto Vallarta Look for this folder symbol just to the left of the map name below and click it to select different map layers such as restaurants or services.
Sailors seem to be in two groups these days, those that hunkered down when the “plague” started and stayed put, flirting with boredom; and those that took off hoping to outrun it before they were prevented from leaving, flirting with ostracism and unknown difficulties. Now, late in the plague season it is clear that every […]