We try to follow the “everything we bring aboard has to have at least two purposes” rule and although we don’t always follow this sage advice it’s a good place to start. So when we faced the issue of how to get music aboard we took a step backward and thought about what we really […]
Recently we are trying the Keto diet. Several of my relatives have had good luck with this moderate protein, high fat, very-low carb approach to eating. It helps shake the carb addiction and promotes mental clarity. Best of all it’s a way to eat moderate calories without feeling hungry and without blood sugar crashes. All […]
There are a million ways to make coffee out there. On our last voyage we made coffee in a French Press coffee maker. Jon thought the coffee was great but I hated cleaning the little curlycues (called the “spring screen” apparently) which caught the coffee grounds and took a fair amount of water to wash out. […]
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 […]
The Plastics Problem The news is full of the worldwide problem with plastic. We read that the oceans are full of plastic, fish are full of plastic. There is some exciting ocean cleanup work being done, but what can we do to help? Here in the US, at least in some areas like the Pacific […]
For our last ocean cruise we did not have a boat stamp. It seemed, I don’t know, a little precious.And I didn’t get around to it. But I kept reading the “greats” who again and again said it was useful.