Friends

One of the joys of the start of the cruising season is seeing old friends. Another is making new friends. We stopped in Jacksonville on the way down to see Captain Robert. He and his family spent last summer in Scotland. And he is planning some big land adventures now. Check out his book Water …read more

We are not alone

What’s the scariest aspect of cruising? Is it piracy, deep water, close land, or foul weather? For me, none of these are as terrifying as midnight encounters with big boats. These tankers, cargo ships, and cruise liners are huge, fast moving, and often piloted by guys whose first language ain’t English. We haven’t seen many …read more

To Fort Myers

December 6 – December 11. After three winters in the Bahamas, a winter in Florida retooling, and six weeks of boat chores, we are ready to take Blue Wing somewhere new. This season’s plans include crossing mainland Florida via Lake Okeechobee, sailing south toward Key West, the Marquesas and Dry Tortugas, and making the long …read more

A Little Adventure in Great A’Tuin

September 19 – 25. Great A’Tuin had become a giant rolling toolbox. With paint brushes, caulk guns, paint cans, a pedestal fan, a ladder, and more all wedged into its interior, our van was not having any fun, not traveling, and not living the life. Greg and I had spent the summer working hard making …read more

A Day in the Life

May 2015. It’s week four of hand-painting Jennifer’s house. Our buddy, Paul, drummed up work all spring. He and I have already bid on a few more painting jobs. We’ve even invested in a power washer and a paint sprayer. Jennifer’s place required a lot of prep work, but we are well into the second …read more