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Day 274, Year 9: Summer Fun—Sheep, Bike Path, Osprey, Beach, Magic Show

Day 274, Year 9: Summer Fun—Sheep, Bike Path, Osprey, Beach, Magic Show Date: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Weather: Sunny Day, High Temp in the Low 80’s—Beautiful Location: Quissett Harbor, Fal...


Underway Day 27 LightSpeed Sailing from Marshall Islands to North America

July 22, 2014 @ Noon boat time GMT -8 (UTC July 22 @ 2000) Day 27 LightSpeed Sailing from Marshall Islands to North America Day 14 at sea since our last anchorage at Bikar atoll, Marsh...


If I Had A Million Dollars…

The National Park Service’s Maritime Heritage Program, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Transportation Maritime Administration, has approximately $1.7 million in grant funding a...




Cut to the core

The teak is off, gone, bought the farm, cashed its last check. I might have the first teak bonfire in 30 years! Things that worked: An Eastwing pry bar sharpened on a grinder did wonders ...



Doing the drill..

Ebola still spreading, the good fight against big tobacco, and something worth watching...Yep, it's that time of year again.Even though TD2 does not look to be a real problem it still mea...


Passage notes: Puerto Mutis to Boca Chica, Panama (via Isla Leones, Isla Uva, Islas Secas and Isla Gamez)

On the 10th of May we picked up our final stowaway for the season, our friend Michael. As a professor of Classics at a new university in a new city, his school year had been full and fa...


White Light White Night Event

 Saturday night I headed to El Segundo for Walk With Sally's 8th Annual White Light White Night. Walk With Sally is dedicated to providing free mentoring, support programs, and serv...


Underway Day 26 LightSpeed Sailing from Marshall Islands to North America

July 21, 2014 @ Noon boat time (UTC July 22 @ 0000) Day 26 LightSpeed Sailing from Marshall Islands to North America Day 13 at sea since our last anchorage at Bikar atoll, Marshall Isl...


Exhaust Elbow Blues, Reprise

Raise your hand if you thought we would have some trouble with that exhaust set up on Galapagos during our recent shake down trip from Astoria, Oregon to Tacoma.  Yeah, don’t gloat....


SNAFU city...

One small step, follow the money, and some laws not in boatfolks best interest (you might be surprised just how many people equate living on a boat with being homeless)...Today my boat's ...


Our largest charter group to date!

Many people feel that tandem charters, more than one boat working together to offer a vacation to a large group of people, are difficult. I will admit that the phrase “herding cats&...


Shoe a Day Update

I did not plan on waiting so long to do an update on my shoe a day challenge. But it has taken me awhile to upload the photos so here we go.What I learned:- I wear the same shoes more fre...


Day 273, Year 9: Miniature Golf and Bumper Boats

Day 273, Year 9: Miniature Golf and Bumper Boats Date: Monday, July 21, 2014 Weather: Partly Cloudy, High Temp in the 70’s—Feels Much Cooler Location: Quissett Harbor, Falmouth, Massachus...



Day 272, Year 9: Shopping . . . Ugh

Day 272, Year 9: Shopping . . . Ugh Date: Sunday, July 20, 2014 Weather: Overcast, High Temp in the 70’s—But Feels a Bit Chilly Location: Quissett Harbor, Falmouth, Massachusetts This was...


Underway Day 25 LightSpeed Sailing from Marshall Islands to North America

July 20, 2014 @ Noon boat time (UTC July 21 @ 0000) Day 25 LightSpeed Sailing from Marshall Islands to North America Day 12 at sea since our last anchorage at Bikar atoll, Marshall Isl...


Classic Moth: Lunch of Champions

Some of us have read Dennis Connor's "No Excuse to Lose" but, then again, some of us still have a problem dotting the i's and crossing the t's when it comes to implementing Dennis's recip...



Random Tugs 129

Going, going . . . working . . . standing by, heading to the next job, waiting, traveling to the next job, looking good in green . . . All photos by Will Van Dorp, who . . . yeah . . . wa...


Day 271, Year 9: Afternoon Sail with the Woodins

Day 271, Year 9: Afternoon Sail with the Woodin’s Date: Saturday, July 19, 2014 Weather: Overcast, High Temp in the 70’s Location: Quissett Harbor, Falmouth, Massachusetts We had a ...


Classic Yachts are pretty!

Here is a short piece about a classic yacht regatta.  I think a 12 meter is a bit much for me, but there may be space in my post lottery win fleet for a 6 meter ...


Underway Day 24 LightSpeed Sailing from Marshall Islands to North America

July 19, 2014 @ Noon boat time (UTC July 20 @ 0000) Day 24 LightSpeed Sailing from Marshall Islands to North America Day 11 at sea since our last anchorage at Bikar atoll, Marshall Isl...