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Gin Rummy, round 3

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January 14, 2017

This leg was from Lake Tahoe to Cabo, and Becca prevailed again!

Since the water has warmed considerably and jumping in is now a luxury, not a punishment, it was time for a new bet.

Loser must: Eat a lime. This was particularly fun for John, who does not like tart…


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January’s issue of 48 North

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January 2, 2017

Another month; another great issue of 48 North! Check out page 52 for my article about the perspective I got when I stepped away from cruising for a few weeks. If that sounds boring, check it out anywhere because there is a photo of my new baby nephew in it, and…


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Eluding Santa

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January 1, 2017

“But how will Santa find you?!”

It was my dad’s biggest worry when I told him we’d be leaving San Jose del Cabo on Christmas eve, not projected to arrive at Isla Espiritu Santo until sometime Christmas morning.

“You need to make it easier on him! How will he bring you…


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December 48 North

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December 9, 2016

Update: click here to read the archived article

Check out the December edition of 48 North for one of my favorite articles yet about the absurdity of boat projects (page 30)
I was also honored this month to receive a very flattering shout-out in the editor’s note by Joe (on Page 6)….


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Latitude

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December 3, 2016

Latitude is a geographic coordinate that specifies the north-south position of a point on the Earth’s surface (thanks, Wikipedia!).

They are the lines that run parallel and horizontally around the earth starting at the equator (0 degrees) and moving towards the poles (90 degrees). Each degree of latitude is broken…


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Notes from a night watch

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November 24, 2016

It’s 4:07am. This is an hour that humans are built to spend lying horizontally, all muscles relaxed, mind whisked away to fairy tale land. It is an hour with an identity crisis, not yet morning, but hardly still nighttime. A forgotten hour, rarely thought of kindly. I had let…


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A Day in the Life

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November 20, 2016

That title usually evokes normalcy: explain to me a single day because the rest of them are probably similar. Well, that’s just not the case around here; very little stays the same day to day. So instead of normalcy, I want that title to induce a comparison; this is…


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Mexico!

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November 13, 2016

 

Boy, it feels good to be here. We had a great time and learned a great deal coming down the coast of the US, but this – this is what we are all about. (We subconsciously reinforced this by taking almost no photos in southern california.)

Our send off from…


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November 48 North

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November 10, 2016

I might not be so good at remembering to post here when I have a new article in 48 North, but I’ll keep trying 🙂 Check out November’s article about the differences between sailing in the Salish Sea and out in the ocean.


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An inverted night sky

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October 30, 2016

It’s dark. The stars have vanished, one by one, behind the heavy blanket of water vapor suspended above us. There is a soft glow on the horizon to the east and in my sleepless daze I keep thinking it is the sunrise. The sleeplessness fogs my mind like the…

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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