It’s Not My Favourite

When the kids were young we taught them to say it’s not my favorite instead of I hate it. The rule came in handy when they were having dinner at friends. And to this day around any dinner table you may still hear one of them say it. Night watch, it’s not my favorite. It’s […]

Floating Ideas

After a year at sea, I have a few stories to tell. They have been percolating for a while, but the perfectionist/procrastinator in me wouldn’t let them loose until they were just right...

No Ice for Scott

Every island has a story. The BVI’s tell the tales of charterers here for a good time, not a long time. St John beckons travellers looking to get off the beaten path. St Martin calls to cruisers in search of boat parts, croissants and a casino. St Barts invites the rich and beautiful to boutiques, […]

In Search of a Sandy Bottom

Ten days in the Spanish, US and British Virgins - on the hook, under the stars. Life slowed down

Turks and Caicos

A cool welcome (cold beer) to the Turks and Caicos for Connor, Jenny and Ari.

Exumas in Full Colour

December 7th, written while at sea, sailing to Rum Cay. Travelling the Exumas is an exercise in colour. When we left the peaceful anchorage just off Nassau December 3rd, we charted our course to Highbourne Cay (pronounced key) in the Northern Exumas. Crossing to Highbourne was an adventure in itself. The banks of the Bahamas […]

Shake Out

Today, just days away from our departure date, we set sail into the waters off Florida for a shake-out. Check list in hand, the final tests.