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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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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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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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