Parenting Tips for the Cruiser-To-Be

Are you about to move aboard and cruise with your kids? Here’s what you need to know: Packing: Don’t sweat the first aid kit. Most of your family’s injuries will be psychological. You may be tempted to do the responsible thing and raid your kids’ college funds in order to stock up on a locker […]

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Snorkeling in Statia

St Eustatius, or Statia, is one of the best places for snorkeling we have been to. This is a guide for snorkeling in Gallows Bay. In most guide books it talks about the ruined warehouses underwater, but there are many other interesting things that they don’t talk about. Going right off your boat you are […]

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Gear Review – Mantus Anchor

When most people think of important equipment for cruising sailors, they thinks of sails, hardware, or autopilots. But really, when one thinks of the proportion of time different activities occupy, the most important piece of equipment is the anchor. In fact, as I have said before, cruising should probably be called “anchoring” as most of […]

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True Confessions of a Cruising Mom

After a campfire dinner of hot dogs, freshly caught fish, s’mores, and several glasses of wine on a deserted beach on volcano-ravaged but still beautiful Montserrat, I decided to interview myself about our cruising life. I thought “cruising” was what high school kids did in the ’50′s, you know, driving their cars around and around […]

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Guadeloupe to Antigua Passage

It’s hard to describe how amazing it is as I am writing this. Words like epic, and spiritual come to mind. Let me see if I can paint the scene for you, the sight, the movement and sounds of a sailboat traveling at night. We are twenty miles offshore, heading towards antigua. It’s just gone […]

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