The reality of life aboard a sailboat
My first voyage sailing offshore from North Carolina down to Antigua was a little rough – fortunately I kept notes to better myself, and hopefully you too.
Time to get my medicine – as they say, “vitamin sea”. I’ve been gone from my boat far too long, and this is what I’ve been going through thinking about it.
If the wind and swell are out of different directions, chances are you’re not sleeping at all! Use these swell bridle diagrams to align into the swells.
A rundown of the Good Samaritan Foundation of Haiti’s March-April 2015 “Cruise For A Cause” to Ile A Vache, Haiti.
Work in Haiti got off to a bit of a rough start, all due to things out of our control. But we’ve finally reigned in everything, and ahead of schedule!
I haven’t returned to the small Haitian island of Ile A Vache for two years, yet the boys who guided me around the island then still remember my name.
For a long time I ignored how I would handle a family emergency while I was out cruising…and then that day came when I had to address it.
My first encounter with the Dominican coast guard, and a possible brush with pirates near Haiti.
I had the pleasure of “tagging” along with a couple who spends their retirement capturing, measuring, and tagging green sea turtles for a research center.
Life on a sailboat…wake up, make coffee, work on the engine, do laundry, run into town… Here’s a quick rundown of a day in Marsh Harbor.
In previous posts I shared some problems with my fuel system and my temporary fix. Now it’s completely shot and I’m contemplating if I even need an engine.
Still haven’t moved more than ten miles from where I was almost two weeks ago. I knew that my schedule would be dictated by the tides and the weather.