Pick Your Inspiration

There’s a new documentary making its way through the sailing community called Chasing Bubbles (watch it for free on YouTube).  The appeal to sailors is obvious as it tells the story of a young guy who embraces an early departure from the typical American career path, to buy a cheap boat in the Caribbean and set off … More Pick Your Inspiration

Skills to Pay the Bills, but Maybe Not So Much to Maintain the Boat… Yet.

Of the numerous obstacles I struggle with in preparing for an eventual move to the cruising life, two of my personal biggies are 1) maintaining the cruising kitty, and 2) maintaining the boat (a boat that doesn’t yet exist). Candace and I are both gainfully employed, and the prospect of abandoning our financial security is so … More Skills to Pay the Bills, but Maybe Not So Much to Maintain the Boat… Yet.

Super Harvest Blood Moon Eclipse, Or, It’s a Wonder They Ever Survive a Weekend With Me

I’ve encountered more than a few Sunday evenings where I think to myself, “What they hell did we do?! This was a gorgeous weekend and we wasted it doing nothing!”  Well, this morning began with a resolve to not end the day with that statement… an adventure was in order. But to be fair, our typical … More Super Harvest Blood Moon Eclipse, Or, It’s a Wonder They Ever Survive a Weekend With Me

Small Steps

On Saturday we went out for what I believe was our first family sail since our week-long bareboat charter in the San Juan Islands back in the beginning of the summer. Though I have been out on the water nearly every Monday night for club racing, this was quite a long spell with no family sailing. … More Small Steps