Seasickness

Getting or not getting “seasick” is a subject I have been meaning to write about for quite awhile now. I had partially addressed it in the excerpt below which I published two years ago. But I never made the follow-up post of my reflections on the subject and conclusions after the three month and 5,000-mileContinue reading “Seasickness”

Driving Lights on Dauntless

Since my first car days, driving around Mt. Rainier in the middle of the night, I have loved having extra lights on my car, driving lights. No video games, no internet, we didn’t pretend life, we lived life. Fast forward 40 years and during my first year with Dauntless, I somehow found myself, cruising theContinue reading “Driving Lights on Dauntless”

Atlantic Passage 2016 Videos

I am writing a piece on getting seasick and I wanted to include some of the videos I had made just before I got sick. My point being that I’m not sure it is seasickness per se. In looking for the videos, I realized that while I had posted a link to them in myContinue reading “Atlantic Passage 2016 Videos”

Catastrophizing at Sea

I’m currently visiting my friends for 40+ years in northeastern Italy, in a little town called Budoia. At the very foot of the Dolomites (a portion of the Alps), I first came here while stationed at Aviano Air Base in 1976. Last night, while returning relatively late, it turned out, in spite of having allContinue reading “Catastrophizing at Sea”

Hindsight & Foresight

I love Atlantic Europe.  The people, the cultures, the food, everything.  The fact that these are all very old boating communities, ties them together even more than language, though all of them do have Celtic ties and culture. For a fascinating discussion of genetics and human migrations in Europe and western Asia for the lastContinue reading “Hindsight & Foresight”

Q & A After the Atlantic Crossing

My Friend Alfa Mike asked the following, so I thought I would share with everyone: >Do they speak a lot of English Language in Martinique or is it all French? some English, once in a while, you need to know some basic French. > What have you seen & experienced there? This past weekend, we droveContinue reading “Q & A After the Atlantic Crossing”

An Unexpected Stop

Leaving Las Palmas Sunday morning, our next stop was planned to be Port St. Charles on the island of Barbados in the eastern Caribbean, 2636 nautical miles west. The plan was to go north, around the top of Gran Canaria, then southwest between the islands as to afford some protection from the wind. Leaving theContinue reading “An Unexpected Stop”

Morocco to the Canaries

Four days on the North Atlantic, 600 nm, four days, 1 hour, 35 minutes, what could go wrong? For one, we found the weak link on this Krogen, it’s me. In my first year of cruising, I would get sea sick maybe a ¼ of the time. Now in my third year, it’s more likeContinue reading “Morocco to the Canaries”

Four Months & 6,000 Miles for Dauntless & Her Intrepid Crew

The table below has our tentative cruising plan for the next four months.  While the dates are somewhat tentative, you know me, I like sticking to the plan. A few explanations about the below chart: The tentative arrival date is just that, but the departure date from the previous port can be derived from theContinue reading “Four Months & 6,000 Miles for Dauntless & Her Intrepid Crew”

Dauntless Cruise Plan 2016-17 Europe to Asia

Make the Plan, Do the Plan. So here is the plan.  The first four months show little change, but after I get back from the USA in mid-October it will be a lot of cruising. Previously I had decided to stay in Europe this coming year, but life happens and circumstances change. Therefore, In NovemberContinue reading “Dauntless Cruise Plan 2016-17 Europe to Asia”