Everything is Swell

In one of my recent posts I talked about my use of Windy.com and how much I like the GUI they have developed. It’s an easy way to look at the two-main worldwide weather forecasting numerical models, the GFS and the ECMWF. Almost a year ago today, I wrote the post “The Atlantic is aContinue reading “Everything is Swell”

The Best Laid Plans

Perseverance, in the face of very adverse situations, being bored almost to tears or dealing with unimaginably stupid, selfish adults, has gotten me to many of my most important goals in my life: four university degrees, meteorologist, science teacher, high school principal, Dauntless and certainly crossing the Atlantic, now twice. But it has also gottenContinue reading “The Best Laid Plans”

Crossing Oceans in a Calm & Assertive Manner – Most of the Time!

Be aware, but not paranoid. If you are worried about everything, you will drive yourself and crew crazy. You need to be able to separate the likely from the remote. Be vigilant, but you can’t watch everything.  An hour from home, you can afford in indulge your paranoia, in the middle of the Atlantic, indulgencesContinue reading “Crossing Oceans in a Calm & Assertive Manner – Most of the Time!”

What I’ve Learned from Crossing Oceans

Well, it would probably take a book I’m too lazy to write. But as I sit here in the sweltering heat of Mexico, air conditioning or lack thereof has become my number one concern. Having spent two years in Northern Europe, AC was the least of my concerns.  So last year when cruising south, onceContinue reading “What I’ve Learned from Crossing Oceans”

Costa Rica Days 5 thru 7 – Isla Cedros & Jesusita to Bahia Guacamaya

I stayed two nights in the wonderful, quiet, still anchorage of Cedros & Jesusita.  It gave me time to catch up on my sleep and to complete the chores, cleaning and re-organization I should have done before I left the dock in Golfito. Not the first time I have managed to stress myself by notContinue reading “Costa Rica Days 5 thru 7 – Isla Cedros & Jesusita to Bahia Guacamaya”

W’ere Finally on the Way to Mexico

After taking three days to Check-out of Costa Rica. And you think Vietnam is bureaucratic! Stay Tuned Track our progress at the link above that says, “Where is D Now?”    

Oh, How I Miss My Navionics’s Charts

Costa Rica Day 3 As soon as my eyes opened due to the light thru my porthole.  I got up; it was time to get out of here. My night was not as restful as it should have been.  I was eager to get to the next stop which as I had read about onContinue reading “Oh, How I Miss My Navionics’s Charts”

A Long Day & Longer Night

Central America Cruise Summary Day 2 Tuesday, 18 July.  After waking up so many times I stopped counting, I was glad to see the dawn so I could get out of this spot.  Now I’ll tell you why: I had gone to bed by 20:00 hours, having spent more than an hour futzing with anchorsContinue reading “A Long Day & Longer Night”