The reality of life aboard a sailboat

The Sea Is Calling

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.

Return to Haiti, Part Three

A rundown of the Good Samaritan Foundation of Haiti’s March-April 2015 “Cruise For A Cause” to Ile A Vache, Haiti.

Return to Haiti, Part Two

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!

Return to Haiti, Part One

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.

Living Aboard: Life’s Detours

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.

Bahamas Sea Turtle Research

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.

Living Aboard: Laundry Day

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.

Living Aboard: That Damn Engine

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.

Living Aboard: Whatever The Weather Says

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.


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