We’re so happy to share our good news with you! Yesterday we sailed down the coast on our maiden voyage on Tara, a Gozzard 36. The water was cold, the winds were calm, and we spent the afternoon getting to know Tara’s personality which is quite different from Chiron’s. We’ve moved from a soulless urban resort … More The Big Reveal- Welcome Aboard Tara
We spent the night docked at St. Clements Island, arriving safely and tying up in almost total darkness. This 40-acre island is uninhabited in the winter and offers us the perfect place to stop on trips to the bay. We love having a safe place to tie up overnight and take Sylvie for a walk in … More Any Port in a Storm
Ahhh, the relaxed sailing life. Palm trees, dolphins, beautiful sunsets on the water. On this trip, remove the tropics, drop the temperature to 40 degrees with no heat on the boat and add a bunch of winter layers. Wine for me, please! We did have a beautiful sunset over the water, hats, scarves and wool socks aside. This morning’s hot topic … More What Does The Fox Say? Sounds Like a Banshee to Me.
Shortly after our last sailing trip we said our final goodbyes to our dear old friend and sailing cat, OC. OC was 18, spent most of his days in bed, and slept curled up on my pillow every night. In between the bed and the pillow, any time I was in the kitchen he could be … More We Will Miss You, Old Mr. Sailing Cat
Our land days are filled with physical activity and having an 8 month old pup means more opportunity for exercise. Often on long passages we’ve skipped our usual routines in favor of other exertions like hoisting the sails and scrubbing the deck. It’s not quite the same as a good Pilates class but I’ll take what I … More Recent Adventures That Are All Totally My Fault
We accidentally discovered St. Clement’s Island in the middle of the night, in the middle of an overnight sail, in the middle of a trip from the river to the bay. Charles was enjoying an overnight solo watch and in the wee hours of the morning he dropped anchor in a protected cove, sheltered by … More St. Clement’s Island
My best friend is 80 in people years and has never set paw on a boat. Time to change that with a trip to our fabulous cat-amaran. OC’s never seen stairs before and a catamaran has two sets. I wasn’t sure how he’d do but he quickly figured them out. OC spends about 22 hours a day … More Teaching an Old Cat New Sailing Tricks