We’re waiting for sailing season and we can’t stand being away from the water. Renting a cabin on the river during a particularly mild weekend seemed like a quick fix. Long evenings in front of the fireplace lend themselves to sitting quietly and this was a great time to finish my nephew’s baby blanket. By the way, … More A Cabin on the River
“I have so much space,” said no liveboard ever. I recently watched an old episode of Small Space, Big Style, another garden variety home design show where the host takes us into “tiny living spaces.” One segment showcased a 1,000 floating cottage. 1,000 sq ft is tiny in what liveaboard’s world? Compared to our 34′ catamaran … More Tiny Houseboat or Spacious Living?
Charles and I decided to sail in the Alexandria, Virginia to Washington, DC Boat Parade of Lights on the same day that the landscaping crew at work restrung and replaced 5,000 outdoor lights. A quick chat with the owner of the landscaping company and I was the proud borrower of the largest bin of lights … More Holiday Boat Parade of Lights: Getting Ready
We put together a video of our recent four days on the river with perfect sailing weather, a small craft advisory, the first freeze of the season and more perfect sailing weather to get us home. We’ve got the sound on low so you can watch it at work and not disturb your boss. Turn … More Over the Seas and Far Away: A Video Vacation
Diamonds are not the best friend of every gal on the sea.
Four days with nowhere to be but the water. Four days to get past the mouth of the Potomac River, into the Chesapeake Bay and back home again. Eh, not so much. Think small craft advisory and the beginnings of fall. After spending the night at a rustic marina and enjoying the best Sunday brunch … More Small Craft Advisory? Just Sail Right Into It.
Sometimes Charles uses his camera for things other than fashion models.
Gunston Cove is a small cove on the Potomac River bordered by Ft. Belvoir, historic Gunston Hall and Pohick Bay state park. It’s only a few hour’s sail from our marina so when we don’t have a lot of time we can still have a nice evening anchored out and a pleasant day on the … More Pork Chops and Chinese Lanterns: What to Bring for a Weekend on the Water
If you’ve sailed up the Potomac River toward DC you’ve seen the Capital Wheel just before you sail under the Wilson Bridge. With no neighbor next to us in our slip at National Harbor, the view was lovely at night.