Month: September 2015

No-See-Ums

No-See-Ums

From an earlier post here, I mentioned that there were biting midges in the marina and beaches near Sarasota, FL where we are living aboard our boat.  They are commonly referred to as “no-see-ums” because they are too small to see until they actually bite […]

New Dinghy and Motor!

New Dinghy and Motor!

Today, our brand new dinghy and motor arrived by freight truck.  This is progress!  Why am I so excited to get my order, you might wonder?  For a cruising sailboat, a dinghy is basically your car, a way of getting from your boat to land, […]

The Adventure Begins Slowly

The Adventure Begins Slowly

When you start your cruising journey, you picture white sandy beaches and swaying palm trees.  Drinks are optional.  However, if our first few days are anything to go by, we are not  there yet.  Quite the opposite, though we will probably look back on these […]

Traveling Coast to Coast

Traveling Coast to Coast

Packing complete,  it was time to load up the U-Haul trailer and head for Florida from our home in California.  Can you say, “Long drive with a 4 year old in his car seat?”  Actually, Ethan did just fine, except for those moments across Wyoming, […]

Packing Day!

Packing Day!

Today, we are packing up the U-Haul trailer with everything we intend to bring on board the boat.  The plan is to drive across the country, from California to Florida, in order to move onto the Taswell 43 sailboat.  We will be making a short […]