April on Hanalei

 Hope Town, Elbow Cay, Bahamas

Home Again, Home Again

          To North Carolina to buy a fat boat. Home again, home again, it's quite a jolt.

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Thanksgiving 2011

          What’s a better Thanksgiving tradition than inviting a stranger to share your bounty?

            With plenty of depth and three furloughed college students in tow, we set out on a 10-hour overnight passage from Hilton Head to the Georgia-Florida border.
          Our goal was the annual St. Mary’s, Georgia, cruiser Thanksgiving dinner.

Baby's First Grounding

     "Three meters," I call up from the nav station.

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        Two hundred miles in 27 hours. If only any of them had been pleasant.

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How Do You Know When It's Time To Go?

          Tornado watch. Severe thunderstorms. Hail. Fog. 25 knots of wind on the nose.

No Fear in Cape Fear

          Tuesday, November 15.

Education at Sea

      Answering another question from Willy in Ibiza today:

Cruising Teens and Social Life

      Willy, who is planning a family cruise with two daughters, wrote from Ibiza with lots of thoughtful questions. Here's one: