Monthly Archives: December 2013

The battle of attrition

“I start from the premise that no object created by man is as satisfying to his body and soul as a proper sailing yacht.” ~Arthur Beiser Owning a sail boat has been a dream of mine for quite some time.  And, thankfully, I found a partner who was inspired by that dream and made it […]
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Barnacles on our fenders

The last thing on my mind when we bought our boat was the intimate relationship we’d develop with poop. For those of you who are not familiar with boats (or RVs), every vessel has a holding tank that serves as the endpoint of the septic system. This means that your excrement goes everywhere with you, […]
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Counting sheep…or maybe seagulls

Last night was one of those rare nights where I laid in bed staring at the ceiling underside of the cockpit, struggling to fall asleep. Anyone who has spent much time with me knows that I have a knack for falling asleep in strange places and at inappropriate moments. I once fell asleep at concert and during […]
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Deck the shrouds with boughs of holly

Tis the season…and we’ve been more than just a little excited about it! We failed at Christmas last year – no decorations, no surprises, nothing. Epic holiday failure. We vowed to do better this year, and we have succeeded! Neither of us has ever owned a house, and since leaving our parents’ homes as teenagers, […]
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And it begins…

Blog entry numero uno! Now, where to begin… Neil and I decided to create this blog with the hope that we might capture the emotional, intellectual, and physical aspects of preparing for and setting forth on our sailing adventure to Australia. First and foremost, I hope our writings will capture the essence of our experiences […]
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