2016 & 2017 Pictures and Videos of Dauntless in Action

I thought I should share with everyone the pictures and videos I’ve taken on Dauntless in the last year. The gallery pictures are in ascending chronological order. Some of you may know and already have seen some of these pictures, but the most recent Galleries are now public: Dauntless 2017 Panama Canal Dauntless Crosses theContinue reading “2016 & 2017 Pictures and Videos of Dauntless in Action”

Kadey Krogen Rendezvous 2017

I had planned on giving a presentation at the Rendezvous, but it’s not to be. So, here is the outline.  I will post this on my blog, DauntlessatSea.com I have also posted, somewhat unedited, three galleries of pictures, you need to use these links: The most recent videos from the Atlantic crossing, https://dauntless.smugmug.com/Dauntless-Atlantic-2016-Videos/n-ddh7xF/ My northernContinue reading “Kadey Krogen Rendezvous 2017”

Cruising Costs of a 42 foot Kadey Krogen

Having some time on my hands for another couple of weeks, I thought I would share with everyone what the Cruising Costs have been for Dauntless, a 42 foot Kadey Krogen Motor yacht over the last two years. I’ve broken out the numbers, so for instance, if you only go to a marina 10% ofContinue reading “Cruising Costs of a 42 foot Kadey Krogen”

Vila Franca de Xira

Dauntless Finds a Real Town Portugal has been a mixed bag so far.  Wonderful, warm people, always trying to help, who sound like they are speaking Russian to my English ear. But the two largest cities, Lisbon and Porto, coupled with the location of the marinas in those cities has been a disappointment.  I knowContinue reading “Vila Franca de Xira”

D+7 We Had a Wonderful Day Today

Light winds, flat seas and we even saw a whale.  The first whale I’ve seen since the Atlantic crossing two years ago. Sorry no picture. The beautiful conditons make the miwery I went through to get up to Scotland in those ferocious winds and wnaves worth while. Scotland is one of the most beautiful cruisingContinue reading “D+7 We Had a Wonderful Day Today”

Determined & Confident = Dauntless

So I am sitting in my little B&B in New Ross, County Wexford, Ireland, watching a Korean Drama called “Marriage, Not Dating”.  An apt title for a cutesy drama. Korean Dramas are my one reliable escape; giving my brain a rest from the planning of tomorrow and the reflection of yesterday. There is still muchContinue reading “Determined & Confident = Dauntless”

I’m Excited; Very Excited

Yes, that kind of excitement. I’ve been playing with the numbers. I like numbers: 25 May 2016 to 01 November 2017, 525 days 207 days underway; 17,000+ miles $0.80 per nautical mile & $26 per day for fuel. 4576 gallons of fuel; 17,321 liters 10 oil changes, 145 quarts, 140 liters or 36 gallons of oil,Continue reading “I’m Excited; Very Excited”

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”

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”

Rantings and Ravings

Yes, I am sitting here, still, on the Miami River, watching the sun rise and feeling miserable.  Why? You ask yourself, he is in this almost idyllic setting, yet feels miserable? Because he tells you, he is an impatient, spoiled American, whose patience was never very much in the first place.  And he adds, thereContinue reading “Rantings and Ravings”