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 […]
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.
Saying goodbye to a beloved boat is difficult. Saying goodbye while out on her on a beautiful day can be painful. Saying goodbye while underway with the new owners on board can be even more difficult. You feel some disloyalty for falling for another boat; you feel uncertainty that the new owners will ‘treat her […]
I am long overdue to write an article about Kahla Porcelain. They sent me a free sample of a few pieces last summer just a couple of weeks before we left to start cruising and I didn’t have time to write. Since then we have been using them steadily so now is the time. First […]
This beautiful new site. designed by yours-truly on WordPress, launches today! Those of you who may have tried to visit Sailing Phoenix will have found yourselves here automatically and maybe wondered – Hey, who changed the site? I’m sure there are a few bugs, especially in mobile view, so please let me know if anything […]
We are living in a marina in San Francisco this winter as we prepare our new boat for cruising and our old boat for sale. We thought we’d be in Mexico living on the hook by now so things are not what we had planned. But as usual reality is both better and worse than […]
Cruising is the fine art of balancing the execution of a well-researched Plan with the willingness to depart from The Plan. Good reasons to depart from The Plan might be bad weather or a fabulous cultural opportunity. Unexpected opportunities come along and dang it, that’s what cruising should be about.