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 […]
Surprise! A New Boat
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.
Trials & Tribulations: Exhaustion Challenges Us
The rolling and tossing, the snap-rolls and sudden lurches had continued for five or six days. Life was a sequence of interminable cold watches on deck, glued to the wheel, and miserable attempts to sleep below while the boat groaned and tossed. Everything was wet. Food was mere fuel. A handful of nuts or a […]
Just a quick note to say that on the evening of Tuesday, November 7 we finally docked in Bodega Bay. The last days of our trip were plagued by equipment failures.