Envy

So, I was reading the adventures of M/Y Dirona as she crosses the North Atlantic. Check out Dirona’s Atlantic Passage It made me envious; I know, that’s ridiculous, but still. Dauntless spent two and a half years in Northern Europe because I knew we would like it. The weather, the people, the cultures all, theContinue reading “Envy”

Dauntless Gets a New Bottom Job

In October when we pulled her from the water, we found both old and new damage. The new was from my second rock encounter in Finland.  In the first Finnish rock meeting, Dauntless rode up the rock on her keel. But the second one was more egregious in that I hit the side of theContinue reading “Dauntless Gets a New Bottom Job”

Quest for the Real Danish

And to think it only cost $17,000! Well I suppose our Baltic Cruise did have other objectives, but let’s not minimize my fondness for morning baked goods, in particular Danish. Now, you all know the capital of the Danish; no, not Copenhagen, but New York.  And of course, we are talking about the morning pastry,Continue reading “Quest for the Real Danish”

Dauntless Cruise Plan – Baltic 2015

Well folks, as we get closer and closer to summer, the moss in growing under my feet, so it’s getting time to move on.  As initially planned a few years ago, this summer will be spent in the Baltic.  The attached picture shows the tentative route from our departure from Waterford in late May toContinue reading “Dauntless Cruise Plan – Baltic 2015”

The Pity Party

I was feeling sorry for myself last night. As I laid myself down in bed, this intense loneliness came over me.  Hadn’t talked to any friends in a few days, and was reminded again that so far the only down side of this boating, moving home life, is being seemingly cut off from those closeContinue reading “The Pity Party”

Dauntless Planning Plan B

Already the plan has changed; not significantly, but it will give me more time in Ireland. I’ve realized that it makes more sense not to depart Ireland, until I’m ready for the Schengen clock to start (my 3 months out of every 6). Therefore, we will use April and May to explore Ireland. Julie onlyContinue reading “Dauntless Planning Plan B”

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”