Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Maker

Alas the candlestick maker is no more. Being back in Waterford is so much like coming home; though I just left home to fly here. Umm, maybe I have two homes: wherever Dauntless is and wherever Julie is.  That’s simple enough! So I’m back in Waterford to make plans for what needs to be doneContinue reading “Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Maker”

Coming Full Circle

30 September 2015, 13:10 hours, we passed the track off of Dunmore East that we had made leaving Ireland 4 months and 5 days earlier on the 25th of May. As I motored slowly up the River Suir, it is impossible to describe my feelings.  Much like crossing the Atlantic, this was another 4,000 nm,Continue reading “Coming Full Circle”

Winter Work Almost Done

We took a half hour cruise yesterday, first time Dauntless has moved since my arrival October 1st. It felt so good to be out on the water, if only on the River Suir, in front of Waterford.  As you can see from the pictures of our docking situation, I needed to wait to leave theContinue reading “Winter Work Almost Done”

Rock’in and Roll’in All Night

That’s what we’ve been doing all night.  Winds have been 20 gusting to 35 since yesterday afternoon.  Waterford is in a relatively sheltered spot in Ireland, so I’m guessing the winds are really howling in the north and west. During the night, it was like I was sleeping in one of those rocking cribs.  ReallyContinue reading “Rock’in and Roll’in All Night”

Lessons Learned Living on a Boat in Northern Europe

So far, as I learn something new every day;  I’m sure to keep on learning and  even on my last day on Earth,  I know I’ll learn something new;  like how I die! Having kicked the cans down the road of Greece and the Ukraine, we can now talk about boats again. So, what haveContinue reading “Lessons Learned Living on a Boat in Northern Europe”

Dauntless’ Spring & Summer 2015 Cruise Plans

Currently Dauntless is wintering over in Waterford, Ireland, a wonderful town in the southeast of the country, full of really nice, interesting, outgoing people.  Ireland has so exceeded my expectations, it will be hard not to return next winter, but we have six months of exploring and cruising before that decision must be made. As of now,Continue reading “Dauntless’ Spring & Summer 2015 Cruise Plans”

I’m Back

Flying over the Atlantic yesterday, over a similar route that we had taken with Dauntless just months earlier, was a strange experience.  This flight was Europe is one I have taken so many times in the last 15 years.  But this time, instead of returning to my normal life and its incumbent responsibilities, I’m leavingContinue reading “I’m Back”