After way more than a year refitting Eurybia we have finally moved on. Not far and not fast, but surely you’re expecting that by now? On Sunday Sept 1, smack dab in the middle of Labor day festivities we left our marina in San Francisco Bay at 6 am on a very foggy day. Our […]
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We are working hard to leave San Francisco Bay over Labor Day weekend. We have been here a year and a half. I still feel embarrassed when I say that, as if cruising were some kind of speed test, but Jon keeps reminding me that this, too, is cruising. My answer is that if we […]
We are counting down the tasks and days until we leave the ease of marina life and head out towards Mexico and beyond. Sometimes the tasks tick off quickly, more often the days do, but we chip away as best we can. We still are leaving time to see friends and to cement connections with […]
I grew up in a sailing family. I learned by example from my dad, then by experimentation after that. Since our early boats had no engines (nor did they go in reverse!) I did not learn about docking except how to sail a tiny light boat up to a dock and turn into the wind. […]
Yesterday I decided that today would be a great day to polish the stainless on the port side of the deck. Isn’t it funny how tomorrow always seems a great day to do big jobs that you don’t particularly enjoy? So being a conscientious and hard-working sort I of course decided the galley was a […]
After months of working on the boat I finally got around to removing the old name and putting the new name on. We haven’t done the renaming ceremony yet, but tradition says that the old name has to be removed and the new name added (but covered) before the ceremony can be held. So a […]