After being back on shore for a year now, I recently came across an SD card with some forgotten footage taken with our GoPro. It was taken during a 50+ knot storm in the Bahamas. We were anchored right on a reef in 9' of water. Check out how the boys … [Read more]
What is it Really Like Sailing With Kids for a Year?
Coming back to land after our year in the Caribbean has been strange for many reasons. One recurring theme has been the questions people ask. Almost everyone we meet always asks, "how was your year, was it great?" The answer, strangely enough, is … [Read more]
Gear Review: Go Girl!
Usually the captain writes the gear reviews because, well, he cares about all that technical stuff, and I don’t. But this is one product he can’t test, so it’s my turn. A friend of mine gave me this device last year on my 40th birthday in … [Read more]
The Float Plan (After the Fact)
This is probably of interest only to us and other cruisers, but here is a list of all the places we anchored, moored, or stayed at a marina during our 10-month trip, starting from Lake Champlain in Vermont and sailing through the Caribbean to … [Read more]
Running Aground in St. Martin! We Survived and So Can You
[Written way back in December, 2014] On Tuesday we left Crocus Bay, Anguilla for St. Martin/Sint Maarten. Half the island is French, the other half is Dutch. We decided to enter the French side, through Marigot Bay. Since the bay itself is a … [Read more]
Gear Review -Spade Anchors
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]