Island Life

The British Virgins have been well and truly explored.  Since January we have anchored in every possible bay, snorkeled every reef, seen every sunset, and sampled every beach bar’s conch fritters.  So with this season’s guest list completed and waved off, we have decided to head west to more Virgin territory. The British Virgin Islands … More Island Life

Big Sail

  This from 21º 19’.113N, 065º29’.442W, or in other words, 1000 miles out from Fort Lauderdale with only 200 to go to St Thomas, US Virgin Islands on this seven-day ocean adventure via the non-stop, way out there “I-65” route.  We have not seen another ship in the North Atlantic Ocean for four days…the crew of … More Big Sail

Watch Out Virgins…

Winter is on its way and we are outta here!  And to get “outta here” we are undertaking our most ambitious and longest ocean passage yet:  a non-stop, 1100 mile sail into the Atlantic from Florida to the Virgin Islands.  Read on… We left NY  just as the chill arrived in late October.  We drove to Genevieve in … More Watch Out Virgins…

Darwin Confounded

We are in the Exumas and find ourselves in a zone of unusual biological diversity at the moment, most of it marine, but some land-based fauna are exhibiting rather unusual opportunistic adaption to the sea.  Read on… We had a great time skiing in Jackson Hole, Wyoming with the Stettners/Bohnes and returned to Marsh Harbour … More Darwin Confounded

Nippers, Nippers!

The Whale passage eventually calmed down enough for us to pass through and access a new set of Cays in the south end of the Sea of Abaco.  These Cays are a bit more populated and busy compared to the deserted, or at best, thinly-populated islands in the north. We had an instant “in” with … More Nippers, Nippers!

Don’t grocery shop when you’re hungry…

So, we are several months into our new life.  People—particularly those whom I know from work life—keep asking how we are doing?  Are we bored? Do we miss the challenge and stimulation of work? I am sorry to disappoint, and to confirm the horrible secret truth that not working is absolutely fantastic!  Gone is the nagging background stress … More Don’t grocery shop when you’re hungry…