Countdown to Cruising #5

Countdown to Cruising #5

All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another. Anatole France   For months now, we’ve been broadcasting our intent to leave everything behind and embark on our voyage around the world.  […]

Countdown to Cruising #6

Countdown to Cruising #6

Our boat is home.  Home is relative in that our boat is now at a dock in the Bowley’s Quarters Marina in the Chesapeake Bay.  Equus is only an hour and a half away instead of the 8 hours when docked in New Bern, North Carolina.   We knew in advance that sailing a 43 ft […]

Countdown to Cruising #7

Countdown to Cruising #7

My husband used to tell me about the progress of fixing up our home, “We have so much to do we can’t even see the tunnel.”  Finally, I think we are in the tunnel and might even see a glimpse of the light at the end.  We have progressed to finishing details such as trim […]

Countdown to Cruising #8

Countdown to Cruising #8

     April is running away like a freight train.  It’s amazing how slowly time creeps when you need it to fly.  It flies by when you are cherishing every second – not that I’m less than 100% excited about our upcoming adventure.  Change is difficult.  As my house continues to empty and I pack the […]

Countdown to Cruising #9

Countdown to Cruising #9

Countdown to Cruising #9 Nine months and counting. It seems as if the closer we get to launch, the more hectic life is becoming. Frantically, we have been putting in 12 hour days fixing up our house to get it on the market. We have rebuilt entire rooms, fixed items that have gone years in […]

Countdown to Cruising #10

Countdown to Cruising #10

10 months until takeoff. It hardly seems real. In fact, reality really hasn’t hit yet as we still go through the daily grind of going to work, fixing up the house, taking care of animals. The pictures of my children still hang on the walls, markers and reminders of the 30 years we spent in […]

Blessings from Heaven

For those following our adventures, I wanted to share this story. It is a difficult story for me to tell but I feel it is important in that it makes a statement as to just how blessed Dan and I really are. I guess my biggest hesitation is that I won’t do it justice. In […]

“Maiden Voyage” – AKA “Wrestling Dragons”

“Maiden Voyage” – AKA “Wrestling Dragons”

“Always remember, it’s simply not an adventure worth telling if there aren’t any dragons.” Sarah Ban Breathnach   The first dragon appeared to us in the form of an impending storm forging down the Gulf Stream, the route we were planning to sail our newly purchased Taswell 43 from Brunswick, Georgia to New Bern, North […]