Sporadic Posting This Summer

 Our posts to this site may be sporadic over the next five months. First off, because access to internet will be occasional at best, although, to be honest, I think I have posting via email over our Iridium satellite phone working, so that’s not really a good excuse. (This was posted via email as an experiment.)

The bigger reason is that with some 6000-7000 miles and 60 degrees of high latitude to cover over the summer, assuming we pull our plan off, we may not have a lot of energy left over for posting.

Colin, Attainable Adventure Cruising’s European Correspondent, has generously offered to pick up some of the slack, but he and Louise have exciting and challenging plans of their own for the summer too.

And maybe this is the way it should be. After all, what is more important: actually getting out there and doing it, or writing about it?

Anyway, please don’t think that we are losing interest in the site. In fact we have some great improvements planned for next winter.

Posts In The Moment

When we do post this summer, it will be a lot more about where we are and what we are doing, than equipment and techniques. But don’t worry gear heads, the summer’s voyage will give us plenty of grist for many technical articles, which we will publish over next fall and winter.


For those of you that comment on the site, which we really appreciate by the way, it may be several weeks before we can respond, since doing so does require internet access.

Chain Series

By the way, I had hoped to finish the series on anchor chain that I started a week ago. But it may not happen because that type of post takes a lot of time that I just don’t have right now. Rest assured that I will get back to the chain series in the fall.

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Meet the Author


John was born and brought up in Bermuda and started sailing as a child, racing locally and offshore before turning to cruising. He has sailed over 100,000 miles, most of it on his McCurdy & Rhodes 56, Morgan's Cloud, including eight ocean races to Bermuda, culminating in winning his class twice in the Newport Bermuda Race. He has skippered a series of voyages in the North Atlantic, the majority of which have been to the high latitudes. John has been helping others go voyaging by sharing his experience for twenty years, first in yachting magazines and, for the last 12 years, as co-editor/publisher of AAC.

6 comments… add one
  • Matt Marsh May 25, 2011, 11:12 pm

    “After all, what is more important: actually getting out there and doing it, or writing about it?”
    I’m going with the former! As long as we know you’re enjoying yourselves, I doubt many of your loyal readers will get upset over the frequency of blog updates. Get out there, have some fun, chase a dolphin or ten, maybe break a bit of equipment (hey, it always happens)- you’re living the dream, enjoy it!

  • Matt B May 26, 2011, 8:01 am

    Agreed. Enjoy the miles! Looking forward to seeing a sample of stunning photographs from your adventure (when you next get a chance to upload them).

    All the best.

  • David Nutt May 26, 2011, 9:20 am

    My sister posted a photo on facebook of 17 people with very long lenses photographing a bird on a bird watching trip. I had to ask if they ever see the bird or just gloat over the photos when they get home. See the birds!

  • Westbrook May 26, 2011, 10:23 am

    Hope you still have the long underwear that was delivered while you were tied to my pier.

  • Jim Patek May 28, 2011, 7:19 am

    John and Phyllis

    Best wishes for a successful voyage.


  • Rikki May 31, 2011, 5:30 pm

    Fair winds.

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