What it’s like being a full time, live aboard cruising couple. An intimate glimpse into our day to day lives!

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?!

Yep, we have brand new Boat Cards hot of the presses! If you’re one of our land based fans, you’re probably wondering; “what the heck are boat cards?” and if you’re just getting started cruising, you might be wondering what to put on yours. Well, they’re basically the cruiser’s equivalent […]

Boat Cards – What the heck are they?

Lake Worth Sunrise 2
One of my favorite pass times while cruising is to watch the sunrise & sunset each day… they never cease to amaze me! While we might not technically be “cruising” at the moment, this morning, we decided to head down to the Lake Worth Beach/Pier to greet  the day – wow! […]

Lake Worth Sunrise

Former NJ home 6
I wasn’t quite sure how to categorize this post, but then it hit me; if this wasn’t a “lifestyle” post, then nothing was! We’ve now taken the biggest and hardest step towards full-time cruising – We sold our home in New Jersey! It was, to say the least, an interesting […]

We sold our home!

Happy New Year
Like most years, 2016 had it’s fair share of ups & downs for all of us. But we faced our challenges, did the best we could and along the way, found pleasure in the little things that make life truly worth living! Now, the new year stands before all of […]

Happy New Year – 2017