Gear Review -Spade Anchors

Lightning Strikes Boat

It's 1:00 am in the morning. Tornados have been seen ten miles away. There is a two knot current. The wind is gusting to fifty knots across the current. Boats are dragging onto the reef. What are you anchored with? … [Read more]

Alchemy is for Sale

Tartan 41 for sale

As we finally make our way home to Vermont we are listing Alchemy, our faithful 1974 Tartan 41 for sale. She has carried us safely for over 7,000 offshore miles and is now ready to help a new owner realize their dreams. … [Read more]

20 Things Every Cruiser Should Have


Last week we arrived back in the US after eight months and some 7,000 miles exploring the Caribbean. During that time, we have used lots of different things to make life easier while cruising on our sailboat. Some of them have proved much more useful … [Read more]

Sex in the Water

It seems it's been a very long time since we have posted on the blog, we have been using our Sailingwithkids Facebook page. I thought I would throw up this video I took though. It is, literally, sex in the water caught on GoPro! … [Read more]

Snorkeling in Statia


St Eustatius, or Statia, is one of the best places for snorkeling we have been to. This is a guide for snorkeling in Gallows Bay. In most guide books it talks about the ruined warehouses underwater, but there are many other interesting things that … [Read more]