Phyllis

Phyllis shares tips about the gear we use that makes hiking such an enjoyable activity for us, from woodland trails in Nova Scotia to wilderness scrambles in Greenland to non-technical (small) mountain climbs in Norway. Free post.

In Our Own Backyard–Cub Basin

Phyllis and John are finally out sailing again. They haven't gone far yet but it's all good. Free post

Propane Tank Gotcha–Take Two

Do you carry aluminum propane tanks like we do on "Morgan's Cloud"? If so, you need to listen up as Phyllis shares some things about re-certifying and replacing them that we learned the hard way...$500 worth of hard way.

What Is Adventure?

I recently came across a video that asks adventurers how they define "adventure", which made me think about how I define it. This is important--we call our business Attainable Adventure Cruising!

Hello, Julia

This is just a short little post to share the wonderful news that on April 8th Katy, our Engineering Correspondent Matt's wife, gave birth to their first child, a baby daughter whom they have named Julia Isabel. Apparently mother and baby are happy and healthy, though not getting a lot of sleep (neither is Matt!). Congratulations Matt and [...]

Being Green On The Blue

Phyllis tackles the thorny subject of garbage management on an offshore voyaging boat.

In Our Own Backyard—Halifax

The third, and last, in Phyllis' series on cruising the Nova Scotia Eastern Shore, a reminder that we don't have to go far to have a great cruise.

In Our Own Backyard–Liscombe Lodge

We just published the next instalment of Phyllis' series on our mini-cruise of Nova Scotia, surely one of the world's great cruising grounds, particularly in the fall.

We are also trying out a new magazine-like layout. Tell us what you think.

In Our Own Backyard–Shelter Cove

With all the focus on gear, it's easy to forget what cruising is all about. Phyllis reminds us in this post.

In The Season

Being as how we ended up commissioning Morgan’s Cloud too late for any high latitude shenanigans (we left Billings Diesel & Marine in Stonington, Maine on August 1st), we decided to take our time on the 250 nm passage to our Base Camp near Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. A while ago I wrote a post about [...]

He’s Back!

The first of Phyllis' two posts on cruising Nova Scotia. Sometimes the best cruises are close to home!

Unusually for this site, we've had a number of people unsubscribe from email notifications today. Now, that may just be a coincidence but, if you have or are thinking of unsubscribing from email notifications because of John's last post, don't. We are dealing with comment spam, not email spam. These are two different things. Your email address has [...]

An Astronaut’s Guide To Life On Earth

When non-sailors ask John and me what it’s like to live on a sailboat, we often equate it to being in a spaceship, as in the sailboat being a self-contained entity immersed in an environment that’s hostile to human life. But is our analogy correct? What do we actually know about life in a spaceship? [...]

Bottomfeeder

As an ocean sailor, or an aspiring one, we are sure you are as concerned as we are about the rampant overfishing of the world's seas. But there is some good news: you can eat fish sustainably and avoid dosing yourself with horrible industrial toxins at the same time. Learn how from this book.

Trade Wind Music

It all started with John’s post on our friend Shelly, whose beautiful voice got us thinking about the connection between sailing and art. I followed that up with a post about our friend Stephanie, who is a very talented painter, and that in turn led me to think about Marcy. We met Marcy and Michael [...]