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.
Unfortunately we can’t just stop dealing with money and businesses when doing extended traveling. Issues with money and communications for travelers are different than those for vacationers who can ignore almost anything and deal with it when they return home. The best is to simplify as much as possible, but there will usually be at least a […]
We are all about our tools. Homo Faber – Toolmaking man. Often in cruising we do make our own tools, and I hope soon to write an article on jury rigs that sailors have “invented”. But there are some tools that are just so delightful for their purpose that I have to sing their praises […]