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Our shredded tire waiting to be replaced.
Our recent road trip to Florida for a wedding (congratulations to Vanessa & Christopher – love you guys!) was a perfect example of how one’s reaction to a situation makes all the difference in the world.  Ordeal or Adventure – it’s all up to you. The story unfolds on a […]

Ordeal or Adventure – it’s all up to you

Cruising Lesson #753 – If you leave your dink in the water (Chesapeake) for 2 months, you will be sorry! OK, lesson learned! After much hosing & scraping by Maria/Ada & I in the heat of the day, she’s almost back to normal. BTW, for anyone that was not aware, […]

Oh No! I’ve got Barnacles on my Dink!

Charting our course 3
We have ignition! All the preliminary work on the primary engine stacked the odds in our favor and she kicked over on the first try, proving the old adage once more; “The harder I work, the luckier I get!” Our trusty old workhorse of a chart plotter (Raymarine C-120 ) […]

step by step, inch by inch…

Wow!  It’s been over a month since our last post – obviously, I’m going to have to work out a schedule for this blogging thing! OK, excuses aside, it’s been pretty mundane stuff going on; and lots of it. Ripped out, cleaned and re-bedded all the hatches Emptied the anchor locker, […]

Making a list and checking it twice!

I can’t begin to describe how amazing it is to be aboard Rocinante once more.  As many of you know, we started this process many years ago – specifically, we took our “test run” back in 2006/2007 spending a bit over 10 months aboard Rocinante to more or less confirm that this […]

Home again, Home again, Jiggety-Jig

Rocinante in Elizabeth City, NC
It’s an interesting philosophical question,  asked often enough, that I can’t help but jump in and try to answer. Now,  sailors, are a passionate bunch and will spend hours on end debating everything from the most mundane to the most esoteric of  topics!  One such topic is; what makes the best cruising boat? […]

Is Rocinante our boat or our home?

It’s always an interesting conversation when we discuss route / trip planning with our non-sailing friends. They simply have a hard time wrapping their heads around the fact that we really don’t know where we will be at any given point in time beyound a day or so from the […]

Are we there yet?!