In the weeks since Charles returned from sailing in Europe, I’ve listened enviously to his adventures and daydreamed about sailing in waters far, far from home. He spent five weeks touring the coastal waters and canals of Europe and the Mediterranean on the maiden voyage of a Swan 54, directly from the factory. Yes, it … More The Air was Soft, the Stars so Fine: A Sailboat in Europe
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
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
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
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
“I have so much space,” said no liveboard ever. I recently watched an old episode of Small Space, Big Style, another garden variety home design show where the host takes us into “tiny living spaces.” One segment showcased a 1,000 floating cottage. 1,000 sq ft is tiny in what liveaboard’s world? Compared to our 34′ catamaran … More Tiny Houseboat or Spacious Living?