My first impressions of Cartagena, Colombia.
It is interesting to me the perspective changes I have had over the past couple of years as I have traveled around the world. Don't get me wrong, I've been traveling since I was a kid. My family moved from Arizona to England for 4 years when I was 5, then to California and I … Continue reading Changing Your Perspective Through Travel
As we sit here in the bay of Alhaca Island, Mozambique, waiting for the storm to come thru and ravish the ocean around us, (but hopefully more so out there, than in here) we are rocking and rolling. We anchored in 7 meters of depth and put out all of our 60 meters of chain … Continue reading Rock & Rolling, Waiting for the Storm
The past three days, after leaving Bazaruto, we have been sailing south to find an anchorage that will be safe from a southern storm heading our way that is supposed to hit us on the 1st. It's now 2 AM on the 31st and we are motoring towards that anchorage although it's still about 40 … Continue reading Sailing Towards a Storm
We enjoyed out stay in Bazaruto, but a weather window opened up going south, so we decided to take it. We got on the road today around 1 pm, sailing and motoring through the rest of the chain of islands near Bazaruto, eventually coming out into the ocean. There were a few dicey moments where … Continue reading Moving On From Bazaruto, Mozambique
One of the tricky things about sailing a passage is arriving at the right time. It's not as easy as you would think. Especially when you are traveling under sail, powered by the wind, which may or not be a constant thing. In fact, most of the time it is not. You could end up … Continue reading Bazaruto, Arriving at the Right Time
It's 930 pm on Tuesday night. We've been waiting out a storm for the past few days and intended to leave the anchorage tomorrow morning, but after checking the weather this morning we decided to go today. The wind is blowing hard. It's dark out. I'm sitting alone in the cockpit. Everybody else is sleeping … Continue reading Sailing the Mozambique Channel
Yesterday was a great day. We are still at anchor here, sitting behind the shelter of the small island nearby, Isla Casurina. When we landed the day before, I said I was going to swim ashore and see the island, or what looked to be little more than a large sandbar with some trees and … Continue reading A Visit to Isla Casurina
We spent the last 3 days sailing from Baly Bay, Madagascar, to Ilha Casurina, Mozambique. It's really just a small island off the coast of Madagascar that has an anchorage and gives us a little bit of protection from the storm that has been blowing now for 24 hours. The channel between Mozambique and Madagascar … Continue reading Arrived Safe and Sound in Mozambique
Have you ever wondered what all this talk is about being a minimalist? Downsizing, tiny homes, van life, all of these movements are spawning off of people being tired of the typical consumerism lie that that's been taught to them for generations. Happiness only comes from having more stuff and bigger houses and … Continue reading Is Minimalism Something That Can Save Our Planet?
Part of the reason I'm on this journey is an amazing little 2-week trip I took in my tent trailer back in 2013. A friend and I decided to hit 10 Southwest National Parks in 12 days throughout California, Arizona, Utah, and Nevada.