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 […]