Tag Archives: Sailing

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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Luperon, Dominican Republic

We rocked and rolled into the Dominican Republic after a 24 hour sail. Upon our approach, a rainbow appeared in the sky so brilliant, the legs of the rainbow reflected off the water to touch our small vessel. We were … Continue reading

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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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Patience and Excitement

Everyone knows that patience is your friend. A mother who shows patience and compassion to her toddler is my hero. One who makes that patience look easy is a super hero. As any parent will tell you raising children will … Continue reading

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Out to Sea

In honor of our next leg of our sailing adventure and currently un-plugged. I’m going to leave you with a photo journey of some of our previous times at sea. Enjoy! See you soon!

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Lean, Green, Sailing Machine

Being young and impressionable during the 70′s energy crisis, I learned early to conserve. Solar power would change the world, though the cost/efficiency quotient hadn’t reached its peak. I don’t think we’re there yet, but solar and wind generation are … Continue reading

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Cruiser’s Guide to Fixing Things

MacGyver must have been a cruiser. Duct tape, silly putty and grit. That’s the life of a cruiser. Our last passage out to sea we discovered our steaming light had, for lack of a better word, disintegrated. No surprise, since … Continue reading

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