The trappings of winter are long gone and we’ve once again answered the call of the sea. Farewell, dear winter. First, we’ll say goodbye to your endlessly cold weeks and months that transformed our world into black and white. Goodbye to your monochrome landscapes and the requisite heavy layers that accompany your own personal brand … More Spring Flew Swiftly by, and Summer Came
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
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.
Oh, to be young and in love and in need of an extravagant anniversary gift. The crew of Sailing Chiron to the rescue, ready to host a romantic sunset sail for two! … More Thank You for Giving Me a Boat Life
While Tropical Storm Hermine was battering the east coast yesterday evening I was walking Sylvie along the river near our marina and enjoying a pleasantly cooler evening than we’ve had in months.We’d spent the day watching the weather and reading blogs and Facebook posts from sailors in the southern states who’d endured many hours in 50 to 80 … More While the Storm Was Blowing
A few weeks ago I said it would be really nice to bring the dinghy on an upcoming sailing trip down the river. We’d last visited there on Charles’s birthday when we ran out of gas and he had to tow us to shore by swimming with a rope. Here’s the video of Charles playing … More Mistaking a Goldfish for a Life Jacket
After many consecutive days of rain we were thrilled to wake up in a calm anchorage with the bay as smooth as glass. Just a normal Tuesday- we’re on our way to a marina but some people are working on the Chesapeake Bay. Also, hooray it’s my first cargo ship sighting. We’d been beating into … More Saint Michaels
We left last night’s marina in a heavy fog and beat the rain by less than an hour. Soon it was raining and we determined that we’d have a three hour sail down the river to reach the Chesapeake Bay. Breakfast was served underway and we both ate standing up with Charles at the … More Into the Bay
We’ve had many days of rain but today is hot, sunny and beautiful. Some would say our 11:00 am push off is late but we’re sailing with the tide and not with the clock. We’re heading 90 miles down the river, into the Chesapeake Bay and north to Saint Michaels, Md. Someone who was probably … More Go With the Tide
As a sailor thinking about what’s going into our cruising endeavor, I’ve thought a lot about storing water, provisioning enough food and supplies and how to get water and power while underway without the magic of municipal utilities. While searching for the best ways to store my eggs, which foods keep without refrigeration, cooking with propane … More Are you the Ant or the Grasshopper?