John had 2 vacation days left that he had to expend prior to the end of the fiscal year, so we bought some (very) cheap plane tickets from Naples to … Continue Reading
Another step in our (cruising) master plan was to get SCUBA qualified, and we wanted to combine it with a vacation to a “suitable” tropical location that we have yet … Continue Reading
It’s been a while since we’ve surfaced here on our site. We were shocked to see that it was actually 14 Feb when we last posted something… John’s been busy … Continue Reading
Wow! I guess it makes sense for a manufacturer to verify the safety of their design with potential hazards, but we never knew there were boats subjected to actual crash tests as you … Continue Reading
The other day we started looking for items about food and drink on board, and that turned into a whole lot of rabbit-holes about surviving on board in general, and … Continue Reading
Now that we’ve become weather wimps living in Southern Italy the next trip had to be somewhere warm. Our recent trip to Austria and Germany between Christmas and New Years ranged … Continue Reading
We have had pretty good luck with our docking adventures so far. Most of our time has been spent on a Dufour 36 and a Bavaria 46. We’ve had some sporty … Continue Reading
We’ve added a few more magazines to our list including the Australian Motor Boat and Yachting Monthly 1925-1930. It’s a neat digital archive on early yachting and motor boating in Australia.
While searching for information on various designs we came across the Blue Water Boats website. It bills itself as “a collaborative resource of sailboat reviews for our cruising community,” and has … Continue Reading
Remember The Most Interesting Man In The World campaign for Dos Equis Beer? Turns out he’s a sailor in real life. Who’d a thunk it… Meet The Most Interesting Man … Continue Reading
We’ve gone from being able to tie a bowline in the dark (or with our eyes closed) to having to look it up again! We have a couple of good books … Continue Reading
Why The Ocean Calls To Us, According To Science White Island / LiveSailDie.com Media Why The Ocean Calls To Us, According To Science By DazzaMc on September 14, 2014 Random … Continue Reading
OK, this won’t tech you anything about actually making a trucker’s hitch…unless you’re really sharp near the end, but it is still a great video.
We’ve all heard the stories of Credit Card Captains in the Caribbean. There is even a pretty good YouTube video here that amply demonstrates the issue. Essentially the problem is … Continue Reading
Here’s another magazine we found that is available for free online or in print for a subscription. It’s focused on familiar waters for us too! Points East describes itself as … Continue Reading
Even though this may make us a shill for YBW, they do have a really nice online weather tool: Weather Tool For Sailors.
Here’s something that is taken directly from Captain John’s Sailing Tip of the Week. Something so silly and obvious, but we all get lazy don’t we… We have a primer for “seacock … Continue Reading
4 more magazines added to our ever growing list of what is available out there. Il y a même un pour nos amis qui parlent français!
We found this on Sailfeed.com. Amazing they caught it on video. “Holy smokin’ Toledos!”
Here’s a pretty good 9(ish) minute video from Liz Clark, who has been sailing solo since 2006.