Time Waits for No One

I was on schedule, the one I’d made month’s earlier. It was June 10th. 460 nm to go to our winter home of Vallejo, close compared to only a month ago, but now time was getting compressed. My hard, drop dead dates were also much closer.  July 6th was the hardest one, my flight fromContinue reading “Time Waits for No One”

Who Can Say No to Hitchhiking Boobies?

Certainly not me. The stop in Xtapa gave me a chance to reboot my mind. It was fitting that the trip ended at the same high stress level as just after leaving Huatulco. Having to enter a strange harbor and marina at night is always stressful. My depth perception is askew. Everything seems significantly closerContinue reading “Who Can Say No to Hitchhiking Boobies?”

The Shot Across the Bow

Splashed a hundred feet off our bow. Thick black smoke poured from the funnel of the WWII vintage ship as she pushed thru the seas at her full speed of 18 knots. Which was still double the speed this Kadey Krogen could do. In fact, the only time we would ever see even 15 knots,Continue reading “The Shot Across the Bow”

The Dingy Fiasco part 2

As the winds finally let up after 10 days to let us get out of the tourist hell that is Cabo San Lucas, I was optimistic that having a functional dingy would give us increased stopping opportunities. One of the key factors in deciding to burn money staying at the marina in Cabo for $100Continue reading “The Dingy Fiasco part 2”

The Dingy Fiasco part 1

It’s hard to believe that I have 5+ years and 20,000+ miles under my belt. I don’t. Why, you wonder? Oh, the routine things, those daily tasks or almost daily takes, are easy. It was in Germany when I lost my bow thruster. That was at the beginning of our 2015 Baltic Adventure. Seems likeContinue reading “The Dingy Fiasco part 1”

It Wasn’t Me; It was the Motherboard, I Swear

No, I haven’t died or been in jail, I was in computer-less purgatory. You know that place you end up when you depend on your laptop to communicate with the outside world. And sure, a cell phone is great for talking, but if you think I’m going to write a blog post on it, asContinue reading “It Wasn’t Me; It was the Motherboard, I Swear”

The Best Laid Plans

Perseverance, in the face of very adverse situations, being bored almost to tears or dealing with unimaginably stupid, selfish adults, has gotten me to many of my most important goals in my life: four university degrees, meteorologist, science teacher, high school principal, Dauntless and certainly crossing the Atlantic, now twice. But it has also gottenContinue reading “The Best Laid Plans”

As One Chapter Ends Another Begins

Asia, via the North Pacific is still the medium-term goal. But now that transiting the Panama Canal, a set structure in time and space, has been done, I have time to take a breath. I want to enjoy the Pacific Northwest, British Columbia and Southeast Alaska.  These areas provide the spectacular scenery of Norway withContinue reading “As One Chapter Ends Another Begins”

Dauntless Arrives in Costa Rica

In a trip that started the last days of May 2016. 300 days and 7,000 miles later, we backed into the slip at Fish Hook Marina in Golfito, Costa Rica. Last year, my goal was Mexico, I’m a few weeks and miles short of that goal, but all in all, I’m happy. Well, maybe ecstatic. My euphoria has been enhancedContinue reading “Dauntless Arrives in Costa Rica”