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Ha Ha

Anyone who knows us well enough knows that we rarely know where we’re going next let alone when.  This is particularly true when it comes to travel. Those same people are about to have their minds blown. October 24th at … Continue reading

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Seasick

(China Camp was fun. The trip to nowhere a week before…less so. Apologies to nervous friends and family. I just tend to think the most fun things to write about are the things that weren’t all that fun when they … Continue reading

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Anchoring at China Camp

We’ve caught a lot of flack recently from family and friends who are concerned our blog seems to indicate that our boat is falling apart.  This concern is understandable from most, but old salts know that time spent on a … Continue reading

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Accidental Practice

Half moon bay (from the previous post) was the first of what will be several practice trips before we head out for real. This trip and I imagine all upcoming practice trips included things we practiced intentionally and others accidentally. … Continue reading

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Diesel Repair

Having recently taken a marine diesel repair course, I figured it was about time to do some much needed maintenance on our backup propulsion source.  The class I took was great, if only because the teacher, Hans, drilled into us … Continue reading

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Deparrrture

September 19th is international talk like a pirate day. It will also be our first full day at sea. Continue reading

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Give me anything besides a catheter to pass.*

By now I can handle most of these books’ contents, even as my face rotates through its standard fascination, confusion, horror, cycle. Most things seem doable. Either the immediacy of the moment will force us into action, or we’ll have plenty of time to consider options and mentally prepare for the procedure.

One type of procedure, however, seems somewhat less doable…. Continue reading

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Stepping the Mast

We must be the only boat in the world with a mast stepped on a ceramic lucky cat. Continue reading

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Wheel or no wheel?

The wheel versus tiller debate will almost certainly continue, but I can tell you one thing for sure. There is no way we’ll be removing our wheel anytime soon. Continue reading

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Pirates

With the recent stories of pirating off the coast of Somalia growing more intense, we’ve been thinking a lot about what we’d do in a situation like that, should it ever come to it. Last week, we arrived at a conclusion. Continue reading

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