We’re coming up on another anniversary of living aboard our sailboat full time. We’ve learned so much since we downsized from our last 500 sq ft apartment on land and moved aboard. In the article below, I share my thoughts about existing comfortably in a small space. It’s not for everyone, but it works oh … More What I’ve Learned Since Going Tiny | Published in Tiny House Magazine
A few seasons ago, I was selected to be part of an elite collection of female authors who live, work, and play on sailboats around the globe. … More Bring a Truck. Motivated Seller. Cash Only. | Published in SisterShip Magazine
“One can furnish a room very luxuriously by taking out furniture rather than putting it in.” F. Jourdain I’ve shared a lot of things with you, but I’ve never properly invited you into our home. I’ve never pointed out the little catch-all basket where I keep the things that don’t have another home like my half-sized … More A Sailboat Tour | And Here is Where I Keep My Pens
During the cold dark months of winter on the east coast we were tucked into a slip and I spent much of that time banging on the keys of my iPad. I’m so pleased to share part one of a two-part article that was featured in issues 62 and 63 of Tiny House Magazine. I’d love … More The One in Which We Were Published in Tiny House Magazine
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.
Perspective shifts when you’re surrounded by water on all sides but up. Vision and outlook change when your home floats and also when your home can sink. Frame of reference becomes altered when tides and currents, nature, and living half outdoors takes the place of sidewalks, traffic, and elevators as the first and last stop … More The Things I’ve Noticed
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
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.
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