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 dealt with the drama! […]
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 difficult to articulate. One person who has asked that same question is Jenn […]
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, […]
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 […]
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?
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.