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 anticipation of our trip (or perhaps some unknown, future, […]
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 Dominica and then back again. If you make it all the […]
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 reportedly rolly anchorage, we figured we should go under the bridge to […]
Parenting Tips for the Cruiser-To-Be
Are you about to move aboard and cruise with your kids? Here’s what you need to know!
True Confessions of a Cruising Mom
After a campfire dinner of hot dogs, freshly caught fish, s’mores, and several glasses of wine on a deserted beach on volcano-ravaged but still beautiful Montserrat, I decided to interview myself about our cruising life.
Marie Galante: the Very Quiet French Island
Here are a few photos from our week-ish on quiet, charming, beautiful Marie Galante, where we discovered the French authorities don’t like our boat papers, saw loads of big starfish, drove all over the island in a tiny rental car, played on multiple white sand beaches, suffered Internet withdrawal, toured a rum distillery, ate really […]