I’ve been working on interior marine finishes lately, sorting out what our preferences will be for the new boat. Our last boat, Phoenix, had a mahogany interior and everything was varnished in the traditional marine way with a high-gloss varnish. Eurybia has a teak interior and a subtle rubbed finish that has become popular in […]
Our stories and experiences are documented here. From the thoughts written during the First Time Offshore, to FAQs about cruising, to the humor and angst of day-to-day life while cruising, this is where to find our stories.
I have recently found out via MRI that the increasing knee pain I have is due to a torn meniscus. So of course my first thought is “I’ll never walk again, we’ll have to cancel our cruising plans and move back on land to a boring senior home and have to eat meatloaf and watch […]
We are on a west coast road trip, visiting old friends and old haunts. We should be home within the week, but I am poised here in mid-trip and seeing our life with the fresh eyes travel brings.
I am astonished how different my life is now. I know we bring ourselves and our troubles with us, and that has not all vanished, but life is substantially different. We moved permanently on board July 7 so we are nearly at the ten month mark. During that time we have mostly lived at marinas, […]
On April 2 we visited Pinnacles National Park, south of San Francisco in the Salinas Valley. Arranged in a 30 mile wide valley around the San Andreas Fault, the landscape was formed by volcanic activity 23 million years ago. The west side of the park is formed of rock that originated almost 200 miles south […]
Everyone asks – “Why aren’t you sailing”? And it’s true, we’ve been here over two months and though we putter around the marina each week to clean out our waste tank, we haven’t been sailing. We lamely reply “When we’re done with a few things…”. Yes, we did have an old boat to empty of […]