Author Archives: Nancy J Nicholson

About Nancy J Nicholson

Nancy J. Nicholson is a wife, mother, writer, and full-time sailor, writing of her adventures and creating contemporary mysteries along the shores of the eastern United States and Caribbean. She fills her time with new friends, exploration, food, knitting and reading.

Little Things that Entertain

There’s not much that doesn’t present itself as entertainment on a boat. When the yacht club positions itself at the vortex of a lift bridge and said bridge opens during happy hour. There’s entertainment. I could admit there are ulterior … Continue reading

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Paradise with Responsibility

Many of you following this blog have said you enjoy the photos of where we’ve been. Today, the pictures are more disturbing. They begin at home. Waves lap and grind coral and stone to a fine sand. They also carry … Continue reading

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MANday Challenge

Here’s a fun contest for you to participate in. My blogging friend Jillian Dodd does an excellent MANday post on Monday’s. If nothing else, it will get your juices flowing on a Monday morning. Now she’s convinced a very fine … Continue reading

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Laundry the Old Fashioned Way

I’ve been asked what I do with my time all day on a boat. As noted before, even the most mundane tasks take extra time. It had been four weeks since we last dropped our laundry off and for $31 … Continue reading

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Stove Top Grilling

The pressure cooker is a mainstay on Fawkes. I’ve talked about the benefits and ease of cooking soups such as: Warm the Crew with Chili Cultures and Traditions in Food and Curried Pumpkin Squash Soup A lot of boats have … Continue reading

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Linguine with Red Clam Sauce

Last week we talked about Provisioning: Seafood. I promised my favorite clam recipe and why Fawkes stores are never out of at least three cans. Of course, it’s always best if you can get fresh, but in a pinch, if … Continue reading

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Little Things in Life

The wind is howling, the skies an angry shade of grey. I can’t stand without bracing myself as the boat shimmies and shakes. All this while at anchor. A frontal trough is moving through the area bringing high winds and … Continue reading

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