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.
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.
We are ready to go, ready for ‘Hello Ocean!’
While we are waiting in Port Townsend for weather to clear and for our replacement radio to arrive, perhaps I should share some of the FAQs (frequently asked questions) about living and traveling on a sailboat. Many of you may have the same questions.