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Liebster Award

"I've nominated your Blog for the Liebster Award" (Continued...)


Sewing machine dreams...

Dan Rather getting it right, Badtux asks a needful question, in the wouldn't it be nice if we were treated like rational adults department, and really, are we all bugfuck insane in the US...


Go small and go now!

With all this talk of air conditioning, electric winches and other luxuries, it might be easy for new ZTC readers to get the impression that Rebecca and I feel that all this stuff is nece...


Country Club Prep: Lilly Pulitzer GIVEAWAY!

Today I am partnering with Country Club Prep to give away two nautical items that I think are perfect for this time of year-whether you are going back to school, starting a new job, or ju...



Hi PS

In the category of problems that we didn’t have to deal with on ZTC is the air conditioning unit’s Hi PS error. This is the error code that we most frequently see when our air...


Who is Your Dream (A) Team?

The Pretty Little Liars finale is tonight on ABC Family! I thought it would be fun to share our dream A team. Dead or alive, minor character or major: who would be on your dream A team? I...


Videos from Lake Macquarie

Couple video updates from our recent moth sailing in Lake Macquarie, Australia. Looking forward to getting back down there in October. Been good training at home as well.  


Great day of sailing

August 26, 2014 Mitrofania Island, Alaska Anchor position: 55 49.3' N 158 52.3'W Grey and blustery conditions made for a slow start yesterday, we finally pulled away from the S...


The Artsy Side of Sun Valley, ID

Sun Valley has free goodies for every taste: art walks (with wine), symphony concerts, and camping. Continue reading → * * * * * * * * This is a new post from Roads Less Traveled...


Play Hard, Work Hard

Travelling around these Islands there is often not a stop that goes by that we don't notice "graffiti" in the form of somewhat inspirational sayings drawn on the walls of houses.  (C...




Halcyon Climbs Aloft

    Replicating battle sails with our historical member vessels certainly makes for an exciting time during the TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE®! From maneuvering around “enemy” vessels ...


Relief Crew 17

aka Blue Marlin‘s Vigorous cargo, with all photos and most text by Seth Tane, whose painting site has long been linked to this blog AND who took the photos of the sixth boro during ...



Day 309, Year 9: An Insect, Crustaceans, and Lots of Water Fun

Day 309, Year 9: An Insect, Crustaceans, and Lots of Water Fun Date: Tuesday, August 26, 2014 Weather: Beautiful Day . . . again, High in the Upper 70’s F Location: Quissett Harbor, Falmo...


Day 308, Year 9: At Home for the Day with SJ&O

Day 308, Year 9: At Home for the Day with SJ&O Date: Monday, August 25, 2014 Weather: Mostly Sunny, High in the Upper 70’s F Location: Quissett Harbor, Falmouth, Massachusetts We arr...


Sand Point, Alaska

August 25, 2014Sand Point, AKWe've enjoyed our stay in Sand Point having made many new friends, toured the island by Ford Bronco, washed a few loads of laundry, bought some groceries and ...


30 Years: Hello Sailor

I had a few sails on the bay prior to 1984-5 but sailing hooked me in early 85 when I moved to the lagoon at Foster City.  I started windsurfing on the lagoon after a friend gave me ...


Something you really should know...

A good point being made, G&T on quasi-fascist sucking up, and sometimes you really should be worried...There's a guy selling Amsteel on a forum and it got me thinking about what stuff...


Our Day Off — Island Style!

How we spent our day off…



97L is up on deck

Well, the last possible storm wasn't much out of the ordinary spot of funky weather we occasionally have (I am NOT complaining). I think the weather dudes were just excited about having s...