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the sisters making a run to the dump


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48North Boat work Northwest Passage

Pounding through Preparations

August 2, 2018

This article appeared in 48 North last month, so it’s a little bit out of order now – but I thought I’d share how those final weeks of preparation felt.


Like so many of life’s greatest adventures, this journey started with a harebrained idea. From that little seed, the idea…


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Boat work Latitude Reduction

Boat work! We do a lot of it!

January 27, 2018

I’ve updated our THE PROJECT page with what we did for Halcyon in 2017. But so you don’t have to hurt your thumbs by clicking more than necessary — here’s what I added.
This was our first full year out cruising, and apparently Halcyon took a bit of a beating!…


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Boat work Latitude Reduction Lifestyle

I going to misses you

December 26, 2017

I am perched cautiously in a dusty plastic chair, with two of its legs sunk into the rutted dirt road and one suspended on the concrete stoop in front of Hotel Sport. It is a mismatched crew that sits and leans haphazardly – Gerhardt, an 82-year old German/Canadian sipping…


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Boat work Latitude Reduction Video

How to rebuild a transmission

August 21, 2017

During the passage to Zihuatanejo back in April, our transmission took its last breaths. Once we had sailed onto anchor, recovered from the passage, and had a beer or two, we set off in search of a mechanic that could diagnose and potentially fix this somewhat important piece of…


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A day in the life Blog Boat work Latitude Reduction

A day in the life (chapter 2)

May 7, 2017


I awake with a start, anxious to know what time it is. We have an appointment this morning, so the time matters, but we don’t have to be there until 10. It is rare these days to have a timeline in the morning, so my subconscious, remembering only that…


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Blog Boat work Latitude Reduction

It’s a big day!

March 24, 2017

A momentous occasion, you might say. I’m waiting for someone to arrive with champagne to celebrate us. I’ve got the champagne glasses and the party hats all ready to go. They must be late…

If Halcyon was a car, she would be an antique (sorry girl, but it’s true). If…

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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