Category: Cruising Lifestyle

Cristol on SV Delayed Gratification

Cristol on SV Delayed Gratification

We first met Jeff and Cristol Morgan on SV Delayed Gratification when we literally bumped into them during a nasty storm in the middle of the night during our second year of cruising.  What a way to meet new friends, we laughed about later!   After […]

Florida Keys to Bimini, Bahamas

Florida Keys to Bimini, Bahamas

Note: since it is hurricane season once again, I have time to catch up and write some posts. After patiently waiting almost a month in Marathon, FL, a brief weather window has finally opened up.  We plan to leave Marathon in the afternoon and sail […]

Florida Refit is Complete!

Florida Refit is Complete!

I am pleased to announce that we recently completed our second major boat refit for SV Mahi a few days before Christmas.   What did we do this time around?  More importantly, why? Here is a list of the jobs we completed. 1) Haul Out- […]

Trip To Florida

Trip To Florida

After waiting for a favorable weather window, Joe and I decided that motor sailing from Great Harbour Cay back to Florida without stopping was the way to go. We left the marina at 2 pm, and threaded the narrow entrance cut to head across the […]

Back to Mahi

Back to Mahi

Joe, Ethan and I flew out to Great Harbour Cay in the Berry Islands, Bahamas to start our third season aboard MAHI, our sailboat. Home base is located in Northern California, so with a 6 year old in tow, it took a total of 5 […]

Managing Prescriptions While Cruising

Managing Prescriptions While Cruising

On a cruising sailboat, it can be a challenge to manage and obtain large quantities of prescriptions while traveling for extended periods- especially out of the United States. Often, if a couple or family out cruising internationally has a crew member with a health condition […]

Cruising and Beachcombing

Cruising and Beachcombing

One of my favorite cruising shore activities is to walk along the beach and search for treasures.  This is more commonly known as beachcombing.  I freely admit I am a passionate beachcomber and love the exercise, the hunt, and it also is meditative, allowing you […]

Ethan and Buckyballs

Ethan and Buckyballs

Back in January 2016, we were finishing our refit and tying up all the loose jobs we still needed to complete.  Ethan was going to preschool in Fort Lauderdale while Joe and I were working on the boat each day.  One afternoon, I needed to […]

2 Year Sail Anniversary Questions

2 Year Sail Anniversary Questions

This month completes the first two years of cruising by sailboat on board our boat, MAHI.  Time has sure  flown by!  We have survived Hurricane Matthew, numerous storms, a major refit and problem solved any number of issues.  We learned to provision and outfit our […]

2016/2017 Cruising Pictures- Part 2

2016/2017 Cruising Pictures- Part 2

Now that we have concluded our second season in the Bahamas, I thought I would share some of my favorite shots taken with either my iPhone or my Canon camera.   This is Part 2 in a series, Part 1 is here.   Hope you […]