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 […]
Passages that last more than a week are the pinnacle of long-distance sailing. Some of the worst, scariest times can occur during a passage and these times can go on for days. Some of the most sublimely beautiful and peaceful days also belong to passages. These days and weeks without sight of land are really […]
I’m not asking for much – just a “One Cookbook to Rule Them All” kind of thing. I want all my recipes, new and old, internet or family heirloom, available on board all the time. I want easy editing, scaling, categorization, and automatic shopping lists, too. I don’t know about you, but my galley is […]