Weather Helmed

an adventure in renewing the spirit and living the dream…on a sailboat

Weather Helmed

Entries Tagged as 'On Fear'

A Seaworthy Vessel (written 10/21 en route to New Caledonia)

October 26th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Fellow Cruisers, First Mates, Life on the Boat, On Fear, On Safety, Our Route, Passages, Random Thoughts, This Could Have Been Us, Vanuatu

Our initial plan was to leave Fiji on Saturday Oct. 9.  We didn’t feel too concerned about weather since we hadn’t heard rumors of anything nasty coming up, but – as usual – it’s always a good idea to check.  The weather for the near future – 2 days out – looked perfect, but the […]

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February 27th, 2010 · 4 Comments · Introspection, Life Lessons, On Fear, Thoughts on Family

For the last six months, I have said that I would be giving up my cell phone when we finally left California. I figured that it would be nice to have as we went down the coast, where I was sure I’d have good cell service the whole time (thank you Verizon!) Now, we are […]

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Define “Crazy”

January 21st, 2010 · 4 Comments · Introspection, On Fear, Preparing for the trip, The beginning

For the first time in weeks, I’m up early – well, up at 8:30 which is much earlier than the 10:00+ routine we’ve been in this month.  It’s raining outside and I believe it rained most of the night, and I am cozy in pj pants and Matt’s warm fleece, seated right in front of […]

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