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Boat work

2018 Project List update

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March 12, 2019

Another year of boatwork behind us, and it was a big one! We (started to) install a new engine, added more alternative energy, and completed a thousand little projects in between. Below is the highlights reel, which has also been added to the ongoing “Loving Halcyon” projects page.

2018

Purchased…


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Boat work

A new heart for Halcyon, and a new look for the blog

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February 3, 2019

While we paced around the marina waiting for our new engine, I spent some time giving our website HalcyonWandering some new style. Will you take a look? I’d love to hear what you like or don’t like, and which links I broke in the process…

In the meantime, here’s…


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Northwest Passage

Our Route

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December 17, 2018

Well, in the end we didn’t sail through the northwest passage. But we did have an incredible experience. You can explore our route here, including links to the articles I posted along the way.


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Northwest Passage

The Tougher Choice

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December 13, 2018

*This article appeared in the November issue of 48 North*

Sailing through the arctic is tough, there is no doubt about that. The winds blow hard and cold, ripping across Siberia unimpeded by any significant topography (or even trees). The route ahead is often choked with slabs of ice, swirling…


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Northwest Passage

Watching

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December 7, 2018

*This article appeared in the October publication of 48 North, and then I forgot to share it with you in November. So here it is, to answer the question I know you ponder daily — what is it like to be on watch above the arctic circle?*

My eyes are…


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Life onboard

You haven’t heard from me in a while

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December 3, 2018

You haven’t heard from me in a while, and I’m sorry for that. I’m not mad at you, I promise. It’s just that it took me a while to decompress after turning back from the northwest passage. And my writing time recently has been devoted to several articles that…


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Northwest Passage Underway

Sunrise

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October 5, 2018

We were, quite literally, in the middle of the north Pacific Ocean. It was 1,200 nautical miles backwards to Alaska, 1,000 nautical miles forward to Hawaii and 1,300 nautical miles windward to Washington. We were 1,000 miles from anywhere.

The night had been the prettiest yet with a dramatic sliver…


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Northwest Passage Underway

Day 5

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October 2, 2018

Here is a piece I wrote while on passage from Alaska to Hawaii, but of course didn’t have the internet to post it in real time.

It is the fifth day of passage and I just now feel like my brain has re-solidified from its state of mush enough to…


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Northwest Passage

But what do you eat?

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September 5, 2018

I’m not one to post glamorous photos of my most recent dinner on Instagram. While I enjoy cooking and consuming delicious and nutritious fare, I don’t often feel the need to share our meals with the world.

But it’s important to listen to your audience. And my audience wants to…


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Northwest Passage

Out of Order

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August 30, 2018

This post is out of order, sorry for the inconvenience.

Usually, the stories of our adventures materialize here a few weeks after we have adventured those particular adventures. This gives us time to process the events, organize the words onto the page, edit the photos into beautiful works of…

John and Becca Guillote

John is the photographer. He portrays the layers of history, emotion, spirit and culture in each moment through his application of light, perspective, and detail. He also takes pictures.

Becca is the writer. She tells vivid stories of authentic moments, highlighting the beautiful, dangerous, dramatic and hilarious with grammatically correct sentences and her tongue held firmly by her cheek.

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