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”

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”

What Not to Do

All’s Well that Ends Well.  Why do I repeat that so often?  To remind myself not to think of the pain and suffering caused by my own foolish behavior.  And besides, that’s the ONLY good thing I can take out of the last two days. During the past few days, I broke about every ruleContinue reading “What Not to Do”