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US Coast Guard Boarding

January 4, 2016 // 0 Comments

We were boarded by the US Coast Guard over Labor Day 2014 in Gardiner’s Bay on the Eastern end of Long Island, NY.  We learned something worth sharing for those buying used boats. We were hailed because of a mismatch between the flagging of the AIS being transmitted and the flagging of the [read more]

Growing a Golden Glow Garden

November 22, 2015 // 0 Comments

One of the things we really enjoy(ed) on our land-home are the fruits of our orchard and garden. There we have an array of fruit trees (peach, apricot, apple, pear, plum, nectarine, orange, lemon, tangerine, fig, pomegranate, pluot – hybrid of plum/apricot, and pecotum – hybrid of [read more]

TOP TEN “At Anchor and Ashore” Mobile Sailing Apps – updated!

November 14, 2015 // 0 Comments

We already shared our TOP TEN “Underway” mobile sailing apps for hand held devices.  Those apps for sailors had the ability to operate off-shore with little or no internet connectivity, often getting data prior to passage or not needing updated data at all.  This post is a list of [read more]

Featured Toy: Sea Eagle Inflatable Sailing Kayak

October 3, 2015 // 0 Comments

Our Sea Eagle Kayak in the Maddalena’s of Northern Sardinia, Italy with our Antares Catamaran “Golden Glow” in the back ground There is work and there is play, and on Golden Glow: quality play is important.   Ellen and I love our toys, and our Sea Eagle kayak gets more than its [read more]

Yoga Every Day Keeps the Doctor Away

October 1, 2015 // 0 Comments

Yoga is an essential daily practice for me as a liveaboard cruiser; it keeps me limber and strong to be able to operate at my best physical condition, as sailboat living requires; and it promotes my physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing for myself and importantly to be the best partner to Rand. [read more]

TOP TEN Mobile Sailing Apps when “Underway” – Updated 2017

September 18, 2015 // 7 Comments

2017 Update It’s been two years since we posted our favorite Top-10 Apps and with another 20,000 miles of sailing, and passages across the Atlantic, Pacific, Caribbean, Mediterraean we have come to appreciate new apps we want to share with you. So, here’s our Updated 2017 Top-10 Apps [read more]

2018 updated TOP TEN “Most Used” Sailor’s Gear

September 10, 2015 // 5 Comments

2018 Update Sailing across the coral-rich Pacific these last two years, these closed-toe , lug-soled, water ready and steady sandals are something we rely on frequently, whether it’s wading near or on shore of all these coral atolls, or using them for sturdy footing in our dinghy. We figured out [read more]

Anchoring Statistics

September 9, 2015 // 1 Comment

Statistics & math word problems!  Both can strike fear into full-grown adults.  To a gambler in Vegas: they give an important edge, to a college sophomore: fear and dread of a ‘nightmare’ class. To sailors, the words may never be spoken. While in Marigot Bay in St Martin earlier this year [read more]

My Woman is a Nautical BAD Ass

August 30, 2015 // 4 Comments

My water-woman, Ellen, is a Nautical Bad-Ass. Today she proved it again. We were running long lines between two shores in a narrow inlet on Paxos Island in Greece. The winds were blowing 10-20 knots and we had maybe 80-100 feet between the two shorelines. My water-woman and her smile that keeps the [read more]
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