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Underway Day 17 LightSpeed Sailing from Marshall Islands to North America

July 13, 2014 @ Noon local or (UTC July 13 @ 0000) Day 17 LightSpeed Sailing from Marshall Islands to North America Underway position: 19 25N 170 12E Distance: 159nm day/812nm trip t...





In which I make a prediction...

Skulduggery of the worst sort, needful reading, and just the same old same greedy bastards...It's interesting how what's normal changes when you're not paying attention. For instance, bac...


Sixth Boro Details 6

Click here to read the first five posts in this series. I’ve noticed the vessel below docked along the south side of GMD Bayonne the last few days, and wondered about the name, Capt...




Suco!!

So what’s with the white sheet over the fendering?  It must mean a creamy-white hulled vessel is arriving with what the Brazilians call “SU coe,” or  . . . my favorite c...


Baker City Cycling Classic

A new post from Roads Less Traveled... Racing bikes and Victorian architecture made for a perfect combo in Baker City, Oregon. Continue reading → * * * * * * * *



Underway Day 16 LightSpeed Sailing from Marshall Islands to North America

July 12, 2014 @ 7:30am or (UTC July 11 @ 1930) Day 16 LightSpeed Sailing from Marshall Islands to North America Underway position: 14 25N 170 00E Distance: 143nm day/653nm total Cour...


A very cool build..

Somewhat nervous making, G&T on a roll, and some truly impressive stupidity...I don't know if you've been following the build of Yann Quenet's SKROWL but you really should as it's tur...


A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.

It’s been almost exactly a year since we took possession of One Love and if you recall last summer’s posts, most of the months following that delivery were taken up almost ent...



The best sails for downwind cruising

What’s the difference between a drifter, a gennaker, a code zero, and a screecher? Where does a spinnaker fit in? And if you’re a cruiser, what sail should you use for downwind sailing, a...


Day 263, Year 9: Another Trip to Boston

Day 263, Year 9: Another Trip to Boston Date: Friday, July 11, 2014 Weather: Mostly Sunny, High Temp Still in the Upper 80’s Location: Quissett Harbor, Falmouth, Massachusetts Today Mark ...


Day 262, Year 9: Happy Birthday, Patsy

Day 262, Year 9: Happy Birthday, Patsy Date: Thursday, July 10, 2014 Weather: Mostly Sunny, No Wind, High in the Upper 80’s F Location: Quissett Harbor, Falmouth, Massachusetts Happy birt...


Underway Day 15 LightSpeed Sailing from Marshall Islands to North America

July 11, 2014 @ 9:30am or (UTC July 10 @ 2130) Day 15 LightSpeed Sailing from Marshall Islands to North America Underway position: 14 25N 170 00E Distance: 93nm day/510nm total Weath...


Outdoor Cooking

Because we are full-time, 24 by 7, 365 days a year live aboard cruisers, we have often found ourselves spending a great deal of time in warm weather areas. For example, this summer will m...



Beauty Has a Bite – Walking Into Nettles

Sometimes you walk through the wildflowers and straight into stinging nettles. I did it this weekend. I never looked down at the path below, focusing instead on the creek ahead. My inner ...



GUP

. . . my latest coined term . . . for which the acronym GUP lends itself is  . . . gross universal product, i.e. what’s transported in vessels like these.  And it really is “u...


CLOD or CRAB?

One beauty in Canada.. this photo taken just outside the backdoor in Bobcaygeon.. the beautiful Pileated Woodpecker. (Continued...)