Tag Archives: Maramu

The Strangest of Stars

Karen is really good at spotting them during her night watches. What looks like a very bright star to a casual glance, until you notice it “twinkles” in a strange way. Then you get the binoculars and you can see … Continue reading

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In–and Out–of San Salvador

San Salvador is generally considered to be the island where Columbus first landed in the New World, although there is a never ending dispute about it. It rises with sheer walls out of the deep ocean, the dropoff to water … Continue reading

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Enough of this Goofing Off…

Time to get to work. The next destination for us is a place we have been before, the island of Culibra. Politically, it is part of Puerto Rico (and hence, the USA), geographically it is one of the “Spanish Virgin … Continue reading

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Lucky? or Good?

Yesterday morning we left Bimini and started sailing in conditions that really could only be called “idyllic.” Winds were light, but more than enough to keep the boat moving at 5 knots. Sunny. Calm seas. Perfect temperatures. Pretty much reminding … Continue reading

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Product Review: Fujinon TechnoStabi TSX1440 Binoculars

Let’s get right to the heart of the matter: If you are looking for a Christmas present for your favorite sailor, or just to gift to give to your boat: Fujinon TSX1440 binoculars are awesome. They are good for ALMOST … Continue reading

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Gulf Stream Phobia

The Gulf Stream is the elephant in the room for everybody sailing the East Coast of the United States. If you are head from south toward the north, it can be your best friend, taking days off your passage time … Continue reading

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Road Trip for a Project!

We have been a bit quiet–but busy–during our stay here in Annapolis. A couple significant projects were done, and a bunch of minor ones. Avoiding Weak Links The road trip project was our anchor chain. It was inexpensive chain when … Continue reading

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Fishing Fun

We think you might find this little slice of our fishing adventure a brief, enjoyable diversion. Big tilefish, and jumping sunfish! Who knew? We had tilefish for dinner last night. It was divine!

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Success… on all levels

Our three day trip out to the Norfolk Canyon and back was a success in every way you care to measure. First, and most importantly, it was FUN. The 80 mile sail out, and then 80 miles back, was delightful. … Continue reading

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One of THOSE Days!

Some old sayings have more truth in them than others. One of the most true is, “A bad day fishing is better than a good day working.” By any objective measure, our day fishing wasn’t great, but it was still … Continue reading

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