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Pirate Humor

September 5, 2017 // 0 Comments

Ellen and I were sailing along the northern edge of South America during Venezuela’s attempt to totally bankrupt an oil rich country in  record time. We’d heard that the narco smugglers had given up on yachts in favor of submarines so some out-of-work mariners had taken up the pirate life [read more]

Two Families Shipwreck on Coral Reefs in the South Pacific

August 24, 2017 // 0 Comments

When a sailing voyage comes to a sudden, violent end, no matter the cause or circumstances, it’s a terrible tragedy. Two vivacious cruising families who were sailing across the Pacific Ocean met this fate recently. Americans Danny and Belinda Gavotos and their four teenaged children, on Tanda [read more]

Our Thoughts & Prayers are With You in Queensland

March 30, 2017 // 0 Comments

ouch! says the owner of this catamaran double ouch!! Category 4 Tropical Cyclone Debbie is losing intensity as it tracks south towards Brisbane, the Gold Coast and northern New South Wales. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you who have been affected. Cyclone Debbie has been described as a [read more]

Sailing Back Across the Atlantic

December 27, 2016 // 4 Comments

Time to Leave the Mediterranean After sailing across the Atlantic to the Mediterranean in 2015 and spending two seasons there, it was time to head back so we could fulfill the dream of sailing the South Pacific before grandchildren come along. During our time in the Med our travels took us to [read more]

Tow-Paddleboarding (a new Olympic Sport?)

December 23, 2016 // 0 Comments

Our anchorage in Sipanska Luka, Croatia was calm and uncrowded giving us the chance to play. Aria’s favorite water sport – being towed behind the dinghy, riding the paddleboard. We bought our paddleboard in 2014 – 2 1/2 years ago – on Amazon and we’re amazed at how [read more]

Downloading & Viewing Weather on the iPad

November 29, 2016 // 2 Comments

Using Your IPad for Downloading & Viewing Weather on Passage or Near Land The iPad apps we use for weather are: Weather 4D Pro and Weather 4D 2.0 Predict Wind and Predict Wind Offshore Pocket Grib Weather Track Squid Mobile Windfinder iSailor NOAA Radar Pro, Hi-Def Radar and My Radar When we [read more]
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