Can you tell the difference between sunrises and sunsets?
Pondering over my amazing trip to Medellin. It’s a really great place!
Morning thoughts in Cartagena.
Today I had a four hour layover in Curacao, so I decided to take advantage of it, grab a bus, and wander around downtown Willemstad or as they call it, Otrobanda. It's an old town and it has lots of beautiful streets and buildings, plus the bridges. It was a nice place to visit for … Continue reading Wandering Around Willemstad: Visiting Curaçao on a layover
One can get into a lot of stuff in a week in Cartagena! Colombia is a great place!
My first impressions of Cartagena, Colombia.
A fun way to meet local people, wherever you are, is to go hashing with the Hash House Harriers!
Saying good bye to Prince Diamond was a bitter sweet experience. We spent a day or two exploring Grenada. And I joined a new boat for my passage to Bonaire.
Safety on a boat you're crewing on is essential. This article covers the kinds of safety items you should ask about before joining a boat.
An early morning Mayday call back in June 2018 took us on a mad rush to help 8 crew members off of a fishing vessel, about 20 miles off the coast of Mauritius!
There have been a few times over the past week where I've said to myself, "I'm never going sailing again!" I know, not what you'd typically hear from my thoughts on sailing. I've been sick over the past 3 years while sailing, but I've never experienced Dingue Fever and sailing before and it is a … Continue reading Update from the Infirmary
Snorkeling with whale sharks was incredible. Take a look at the video I shot while snorkelilng with them.
When you're at sea for weeks, and you see nothing but clouds and water and sky and read an occasional book, you often talk about the climaxes rather than the duldroms, which we happen to be in right now. The wind has all but ceased with a little less than 300 miles left to go … Continue reading Sunrises and Sunsets
We've had a nice couple of days since I last posted. If you're new here, I'm currently on a sailboat, crossing the Atlantic and our only internet connection is a satellite phone which we have elected to sync every other day. So the last time I connected was 2 days ago. I've had a couple … Continue reading Whales and Sails, My Friends, Whales and Sails!
In my last blog post I talked about spending too much time looking at your wake or your past. Something else is causing me to look over the back of the boat. It's 11 pm here and I was looking at the huge moon coming up behind us. I'm being followed by a moon shadow. … Continue reading Moon Shadows, Moon Shadows
It appears that the battery problems we’ve been having on Prince Diamond have been solved! Brian had been communicating with a guy in Cabadelo, Brazil, to arrange the purchase of new batteries, since the ones we had seemed to be performing so badly. The guy sent him dimensions of the new batteries and prices and … Continue reading Battery Check, Position Check, Prose Check!
The past couple of days we’ve been making consistent headway towards Brazil. The wind has been lacking at times, but for the most part between the asymmetrical spinnaker and the large genoa, we’ve had enough to continue our progress. We are still experiencing battery problems and have continued each evening without AIS or GPS Plotter … Continue reading Sailing Towards Brazil from St Helena
We ran into Jamestown today to get checked out and do our last minute internet and shopping. This is somewhere I would like to return to some day. St Helena’s people are so nice and friendly. Everybody we passed asked us if we were “alright” and seemed genuinely interested in us being there and having … Continue reading Sailing from St Helena to Brazil
An all-day tour of the island of Saint Helena taught me a lot about this beautiful location. It is rich in history and people and landscapes.
One of the greatest thrills of my lifetime, swimming with 4 whale sharks. I only wish I could share the video with you.