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On Being a Cruising Boat Guest

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April 12, 2018

Last February, our good friend, Cat, from Seattle came to visit us in Mexico. Within hours of her joining us on Halcyon, she had served me a beer out of the fridge and was busy scrubbing the bottom of our upturned dinghy on the deck, bouncing along to music…


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Do Rats Fart?

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February 27, 2018

Some of you were following along on social media as we duked it out with our recent boat guest. Here is the whole story, as printed in 48 North last month.

Chepe recently moved in with us. We did not invite Chepe to move in; we were not looking for…


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The art of the cruiser’s shower

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November 21, 2017

I live on a sailboat. It has many of the amenities that a home on land has – like a kitchen with a stove and oven, two beds, a bathroom with a toilet and running water, and plenty of storage, at least for my small number of belongings. It…


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An ode to Autumn on the Salish Sea

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November 9, 2017

In our travels so far, I can say with confidence we have not discovered a place better suited for cruising than the Pacific Northwest. While I can’t complain about the warm water and cheap tacos of Mexico, I miss the lush cliff sides and tangled kelp beds, the abundance…


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A Year Goes By

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September 18, 2017

Is it too cliché to start this with a contemplative statement like “I can’t believe we’ve already been cruising for a year” or “This year has really flown by” or maybe “can you believe our boat’s still floating after a whole year”? It’s hard not to because that’s precisely…


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The Place of Women

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July 3, 2017

I have been intrigued by this place since Morgan Freeman, pants rolled up and shoes flung casually over his shoulder, strode towards Tim Robbins fixing up his old boat on the beach (if that doesn’t ring a bell, it’s time to re-watch Shawshank Redemption). It’s obvious to me now…


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Community

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June 3, 2017

 

(This article appeared in the May edition of 48 North)

When I turned 16, I threw a day-long party in the backyard. No gifts, no games, no structure – just burgers and cake and a pile of people I cared about from all areas of my life. Friends I’d had…


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It takes 6 months

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May 2, 2017

*This is my article published in April’s issue of 48 North. You can head here to read the magazine version*

Before we left Seattle, those that had cruised before all agreed it would take us six months before we truly slowed down. Of course, if we asked the same 12…


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Cruising is Different than Living Aboard

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April 7, 2017

*This is my article for March’s issue of 48 North. You can check out the magazine version here (pg 36)*

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For five years before cutting the lines to go cruising, we lived aboard our Valiant 40, Halcyon, in the Pacific Northwest. For five years, she served as our home while…


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February 48 north article

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February 6, 2017

The new magazine is out! Check out page 50 for my article about scrambling.
Click here to access the magazine online.

(the photo is just the 1st page of the article – head over to 48 north to read the whole thing!)

John and Becca Guillote

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.                                                                          
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.

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