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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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Adventuring to Dinner

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April 14, 2017

 

The guidebooks rave about this place; a “cruiser’s paradise” they call it. Embodying what Mexican cruising should be, they say, it holds the honor of cover photo. A calm anchorage at the base of a European style whitewashed resort that climbs the hillside, dotted with palm trees and draped…


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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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A day in the life (chapter 1)

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March 27, 2017

 

I have never been the type to enjoy recounting the details of my daily activities – either in a journal or on my blog. I find it feels monotonous, both for the writer and the reader.

But the most common question I receive is some variation of “what do your…


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Getting Spoiled

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March 4, 2017

Cruising is not all sunshine and roses… but that’s hard to remember right now. We pulled into Barra de Navidad about a week ago, and I think we’re in love.

Let me back up. As we looked at route planning before leaving Seattle, our attention was drawn over and over…


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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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So what in the world are you doing, anyway?

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August 21, 2016

So what in the world are you doing, anyway?

It’s what everyone is thinking, we know. But to be honest, we’re not quite sure. While we have a general idea of what our plan is and why we’re doing this, we don’t really know very many specifics yet. But we…


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Gin Rummy

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August 20, 2016

I’ve started a page (it’s right here) about our ongoing cruise-long Gin Rummy tournament in order to up the stakes and allow you to have a good laugh at us along the way. Each pre-determined leg of the journey will be a new game with the loser required to complete the…


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Previous Adventures

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July 19, 2016

We’ve had a few previous adventures that came with blogs.

In 2007, I moved to Ghana. John followed shortly thereafter.

In 2008, we drove across the country over 6 weeks and 6,576 miles to their new Seattle home.

In 2011, we moved to Bella Bella, BC and worked for PacificWILD, then carried on to Ketchikan, AK…


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The background story

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July 7, 2016

“Well there goes my dancing partner”, a disgruntled friend mumbled under his breath. It was Thursday night, our weekly go-climbing-then-go-dancing night, but this week there was a surprise. My friend had invited John along, not knowing we knew each other.

I hadn’t seen John in three years. We had climbed…

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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