Gear Review: Go Girl!

Usually the captain writes the gear reviews because, well, he cares about all that technical stuff, and I don’t. But this is one product he can’t test, so it’s my turn. A friend of mine gave me this device last year on my 40th birthday in anticipation of our trip (or perhaps my future forty-something […]

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The Float Plan (After the Fact)

This is probably of interest only to us and other cruisers, but here is a list of all the places we anchored, moored, or stayed at a marina during our 10-month trip, starting from Lake Champlain in Vermont and sailing through the Caribbean to Dominica and then back again. If you make it all the […]

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Running Aground in St. Martin! We Survived and So Can You

[Written way back in December, 2014] On Tuesday we left Crocus Bay, Anguilla for St. Martin/Sint Maarten. Half the island is French, the other half is Dutch. We decided to enter the French side, through Marigot Bay. Since the bay itself is a reportedly rolly anchorage, we figured we should go under the bridge to […]

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Gear Review -Spade Anchors

It’s 1:00 am in the morning. Tornados have been seen ten miles away. There is a two knot current. The wind is gusting to fifty knots across the current. Boats are dragging onto the reef. What are you anchored with? These were the exact conditions that we experienced in West End in Grand Bahamas. Tropical […]

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Alchemy is for Sale

As we finally make our way home to Vermont we are listing Alchemy, our faithful 1974 Tartan 41 for sale. She has carried us safely for over 7,000 offshore miles and is now ready to help a new owner realize their dreams. Alchemy is completely bluewater ready, just add diesel and food, and dreams. For […]

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