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To Future Cruisers: Plan better than we have…

August 10th, 2010 · 3 Comments · Fellow Cruisers, French Polynesia, Oh Crap., Our Route, Passages, Stupid Ideas, Tonga

I can’t believe I’m writing this, but we are going to be doing ANOTHER LONG PASSAGE.  What is the deal?!?!  Most people who do this cruising thing try to keep the long passages to the minimum.  But, not us! Oh no, we like to just GO.  We have barely been sailing for 6 months and […]

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Maybe this is a little TOO honest….. FULL DISCLOSURE: one month in

March 24th, 2010 · 8 Comments · Boat Work, Introspection, Life Lessons, Life on the Boat, Mexico, Oh Crap., Stupid Ideas, The beginning, This sucks

“What if I told you, Karen , that you couldn’t have anymore of anything… No more friends, no more money, no more anything, until you first got happy with what you have? Actually Karen , I’d never tell you that, because frankly, it’s not always true. But, if you’re not happy with what you’ve got, […]

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Sometimes we’re brilliant…

November 16th, 2009 · No Comments · First Mates, Funny, Life Lessons, Stupid Ideas

and sometimes we’re not.  For a lawyer and a physicist, the decision to put pizza dough onto a manila folder and load it with toppings before attempting to slide it onto a 450 degree hot pizza stone was certainly not the brightest idea we’ve ever had.   I’m even creating a “stupid ideas” category just for […]

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