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”

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”

A French Kiss on the Bay of Biscay

Three days, three nights, three hundred and fifty miles, what could go wrong? In my early years of cruising, it what seems like just yesteryear, oh wait, it was just last year, I started out every overnight passage thinking nothing would go wrong. No muss, no fuss, no drama. In spite of the fact thatContinue reading “A French Kiss on the Bay of Biscay”

In a French Hospital

I even got to ride in an ambulance! But I get ahead of the story. I had an abscess on my cheek.  It didn’t seem that large, at least when it started. I kept on thinking it would cure itself, well, at least it has some other times. But this one kept on getting largerContinue reading “In a French Hospital”

Dauntless Comes Alive

It’s hard to describe how a boat comes alive. 31 hours into our passage to France, our second night out. it’s now 01:00 on the 15th of July 2016.  I’ve just relieved the “boys”, who had their first watch without me for the last 4 hours.  I had planned on sleeping another two hours, butContinue reading “Dauntless Comes Alive”

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”

Make the Plan; Do the Plan

Yes, that has been me and in spite of my constant kvetching about being bored in NYC, I have spent this time planning. For me planning is all about developing the main plan, thinking about the plan, thinking of every possible contingency, but understanding that something will happen that I never thought of. Planning isContinue reading “Make the Plan; Do the Plan”

The Excitement Builds

OK, maybe a bit premature; but I’ve never been accused of being too patient. When I get back to Dauntless on the last day of March, my real work will start. 90% of my work is really done in the planning process.  Since the end of last summer’s cruise, I have been thinking of aContinue reading “The Excitement Builds”

Lesson Learned #137

Now, if your first thought is, “I wonder how I missed the first 136 lessons learned?” you wouldn’t be wrong.  While almost all of the posts related to cruising on Dauntless have some lessons learned, I don’t label them as such. So, as mentioned I have fleshed out a general cruise plan for the comingContinue reading “Lesson Learned #137”

The Plan Evolves

Where I now and where am I going? So, it took two car rides, four trains, one bus and two airplanes to get home, having spent the last month in Ireland, Germany and England. It’s great to have the ability to travel; it’s great to visit my wonderful, generous friends and it’s great to beContinue reading “The Plan Evolves”

Dauntless Summer Cruise 2015 Day 03 Scilly to France

We got up early to take advantage of the calm winds and little boat traffic.  Dauntless rolled a bit last night on the mooring ball, so I put the paravanes out.  They decreased the roll a bit, certainly dampened it, like shock absorbers on a car, but these particular fish (or birds) are made toContinue reading “Dauntless Summer Cruise 2015 Day 03 Scilly to France”