We survived the recent bomb cyclone that plunged most of the east coast into an icy nightmare of bitterly cold temperatures, blizzards, gale force winds, burst pipes, and you can feel free to fill in the blanks with the details of your personal winter hell of choice. … More The Cyclone Ends. The Sun Returns.
Sylvie and I have driven over 4,400 miles in less than two months, occasionally with Charles and often just the two of us. With Charles, we burn through the miles, stop for necessities only, and Sylvie, and I hope we don’t have to pee again for the rest of a very long time. When it’s … More The One in Which Sylvie Goes South
This is the adventure in which we take down the sails for the season and eat a whole pie in less than 24 hours. … More Happy Thanks-spaghett-ing Weekend
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 recently said farewell to Chiron. Our plans are bigger and better, emerging, growing, and filled with wondrous and exciting possibilities. Today Charles is gathering the final items from the cabins and lockers. I said goodbye over the weekend and my car is full of boxes holding our life and patiently waiting to see how long it … More Farewell to Chiron
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
Sunrise at the marina is always beautiful, no matter which marina you’re in or why you’re up so early. This morning we were up before the sun in preparation for our early haul out, pressure washing and refit. I have a little French Press coffee pot trick to conserve water. A normal French Press has … More Adventures in Nautical Refitting
Photographer husband + dog who loves adventure = the best way to spend the evening before a sail out of the river and north into the open waters of the bay. Our 18 year old cat OC and our 8 month old pup Sylvie settled in comfortably while we prepared to leave the dock. Away from … More Sailing into the Cold and Silent Dark of the Night