Tag Archives: Planning

Captain of Your Own Vessel

The wind in your sails and water moving under the keel. What better feeling of freedom can there be? For Fawkes it’s been so long since we’ve moved the boat strictly by wind. You see we’ve spent the last three … Continue reading

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Puzzles: Outline First or Middle – Out

Our family has a tradition to start a puzzle during the holidays. It’s a bit more difficult on a boat as we only have one flat surface in which to work, eat and socialize. Plus, there’s all those pesky little … Continue reading

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Sailing 101: Leaving the Security of Home Behind

Fawkes loves the warmer temperatures we’ve finally achieved. Without working on it, I’ve started to tan. You’d think that’d be enough for this crew. Just being warm in the winter and cool in the summer was not what we had … Continue reading

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Stepping Out Your Front Door

Clear blue skies, water dripping emerald-green whispering under the hull and brisk wind filling the sails. What could be better than sea life as your companion? Life doesn’t get much better than this. Except, life isn’t always perfect, yet there’s … Continue reading

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Check Lists and Social Media

Time for the check-lists again. As I write this we’re preparing for our next hop to warmer climates. When I can put the long pants, socks and polar tech in deep storage, I’ll be a happy camper. So here’s my … Continue reading

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Fall: A Time of Preparation

As the leaves turn the landscape into a colorful palate, we look to the preparation of the holidays to come. Our lives revolved around family and friends, pumpkin pie and turkey. We can get lost as we enter this season … Continue reading

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Dog Days of Summer – Time for Change

Summer may hang on a bit longer in the Chesapeake, but the cold wind is reminding us it’s time to head to warmer climates. I’m a planner and one thing I’ve learned living on a sailboat is, I’m not in … Continue reading

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