“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?
I heard our old neighbors on the Libre Vie moved to the end dock because the sunsets are better. On an evening like this can you blame them?
Charles and I sailed in our city’s Boat Parade of Lights as rookies and we quickly learned that some salty sailors are after $7,000 in cash prizes in a take no prisoners 100,000 watts kind of way. Mandatory Captain’s Meeting two days prior: Imagine a large group of boaters and sailors in santa hats drinking … More Bundle Up for the Parade of Lights
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.
We recently pulled the boat out for a day so we could replace a few instruments and take a look at the bottom. Chiron’s bottom paint is only five months old and we found more peeling paint than we expected for a fresh water boat. This means another pull out next year for a good cleaning … More We Pulled Out So You Don’t Have To
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.