What I’m Really Afraid Of?

Just when I thought I had the Plan, I read a story about drug driven crime spreading to the west coast of Mexico. Manzanillo, one of my planed stops, was prominently mentioned. Where does that leave me? Besides the obvious, afraid! Last summer I had a detailed plan to cruise up the coast of Mexico,Continue reading “What I’m Really Afraid Of?”

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”

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”

Baltic Recap

I’ve written about many aspects of the Dauntless’ Summer Cruise 2015, the good, the bad and certainly the ugly.  How ugly I’ll find out next week.  But now, I thought I would share a few more mundane issues that I think will be of interest. Let me say up front, that if you have anyContinue reading “Baltic Recap”

A Lock Too Far

Have you ever been unreasonably angry?  You know you have no cause to be angry, thus “unreasonable”, but you still can’t shake it. Maybe not angry; just f…ing irritated. So I’m sitting on the wrong side of the last locks before town and Neptune’s Staircase. Maybe because while I understood that I would not getContinue reading “A Lock Too Far”

Nothing to Fear, But Fear Itself

Ain’t that the truth? It’s Thursday morning, cloudy, rainy, and of course windy, but Dauntless and I are sitting snug in the harbor of Egersund. Egersund is a medium fishing town and the little central area is just a minute away.  We are tied to the endo of the dock near the SAR boat.  TheContinue reading “Nothing to Fear, But Fear Itself”

I Love It When a Plan Comes Together

If you have been following Dauntless at Share.Delorme.com/Dauntless then you already know the outcome, since this blog is on a tape delay.  That way there is no chance of a wardrobe malfunction. Though I want to share some reflections of the last few days: While it took three iterations of the Plan, the last planContinue reading “I Love It When a Plan Comes Together”

Dauntless Cruise Plan – Baltic 2015

Well folks, as we get closer and closer to summer, the moss in growing under my feet, so it’s getting time to move on.  As initially planned a few years ago, this summer will be spent in the Baltic.  The attached picture shows the tentative route from our departure from Waterford in late May toContinue reading “Dauntless Cruise Plan – Baltic 2015”