Tag Archives: Caribbean

Why We Live On a Sailboat

It can sometimes seem like we must be nuts, living as we do. The space limitations, the costs of maintenance, the everyday work just to keep the boat floating and working as she should. But, then there are days like … Continue reading

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Out to the ocean again..

Without a highly specific destination in mind, we head out into the ocean not so much to get somewhere, but just to go sailing while generally meandering north. Our track wandered basically from one fishing spot to another, in a … Continue reading

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And We’re Off!

Well… almost! We have been here at Herrington Harbor North Marina in Tracys Landing, Maryland for a few months. It’s a beautiful and well run marina, but it is time to move on. The weather here on shore in July … Continue reading

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How Fast Am I Going?

For most landlubbers, most of the time, this is a question that is quite simple, and a variety methods will all give you essentially the same answer. When you are standing on, or rolling over, the ground, the ground is … Continue reading

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Less than “Super”

It might be the rantings of a curmudgeon, but the world of journalism has decayed dramatically in recent years. (I’d have said “old curmudgeon” but that would be redundant.) Once upon a time, most people bought a newspaper without knowing … Continue reading

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Things are busy!

I have finally completed the written description of the window replacement project on Harmonie. Hopefully, the details with help someone else with the same effort! Read all about it here: Harmonie‘s new windows. We have been working with new owners … Continue reading

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Sambro Bay

We sailed out of Halifax yesterday with good wind, much of the way. Once we reached the mouth of Halifax Harbour, we sailed most of the rest of the way in thick fog. When you are coming into a new-to-you … Continue reading

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Big Entertainment in Halifax!

Today was Big Entertainment in Halifax. How big? REALLY big. Like 1000 feet long times two! The cruise ship the Queen Elizabeth and the Liner(1) Queen Mary 2 were in port here on the same day. These are the two … Continue reading

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Failure Analysis–Stainless Steel Stress Cracking

Stainless Steel: It might just be the worst boat metal possible. At first glance a good grade of stainless steel looks like almost the perfect boat metal. Under most conditions it doesn’t rust, even if it does, it is usually … Continue reading

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Landing in Halifax, and Voyage Photos

We arrived here in Halifax yesterday afternoon, and have a dock right downtown in the heart of the city. Checking in with Canadian Customs and immegration was a simple phone call. The only isse was that we were ordered to … Continue reading

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