And Then There Was Peace

And Then There Was Peace

This past summer has been both fantastic and exhausting. July started with a 7 day trip riding coast to coast across the country of Scotland. Riding through bogs and across mountain passes was an incredible experience, where we thoroughly enjoyed the people, cuisine and history of the Scottish Highlands. As Dan and I rode our […]

The True Test

The True Test

It has been a while since I have had the opportunity to write a blog post about sailing. Summer is the heat of battle for me in the equestrian vaulting world. One would think that having a boat and sailing is the farthest thing from my mind, when I spend 10 hours a day outside […]

Dove – Our Labor of Love

Dove – Our Labor of Love

Our current sailboat, the Dove (30ft. C&C) has been dry docked for the winter. She is stranded like a helpless beached whale upon her land legs, her great blue underbelly exposed to the air, looking pale and vulnerable. It pains me to see her in this condition, knowing she thrives most when the breezes are […]

Just a Farm Girl

Just a Farm Girl

I signed up for a passage with the famous John Kretschmer to sail 1,000 nautical miles and look for heavy weather. I need to face my fears of storms so I can be level headed and an asset to Dan when we finally do embark. I am facing my fears. But when I sent the […]

Which Boat is for Us?

Dan has spent years researching sailboats  he feels would be a good choice for us to live aboard.  We have visited these brands of boats and gone to look at them as far north as Rhode Island, as far south as Florida, and all the way to the West Coast.  Dan gets fixated on a […]