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
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 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.
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
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
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