Category: Advice

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 you.   The photo shows you the size comparison borrowed from…

Using a Cruising Mail Service

How do we receive our mail and packages when we are out cruising, traveling place to place?  Fortunately, there are special mailing services that sailboat travelers can use to ensure you receive your mail.  Joe and I signed up for St. Brendan’s Isle, a well known cruising mail service located in Florida.   Specifically, we went…

Steps to Cruising

Once we made the decision to buy a sailboat  and sail off into the sunset, we needed to take small, baby steps to realize the dream.  For Joe and I, we started off by reading lots of sailing travel essays, adventure sailing books, subscribing to magazines like Practical Sailor, Blue Water Sailing, Cruising World, Sail,…