Phyllis and I will doing a walking trip (hence the photograph) with longtime friends, on our way to Germany to teach our High Latitude Voyaging course. So the site will be quiet for about a week and comments will be turned off too, mainly so we don’t have to deal with all the spammers.
Making Commenting Easier
Talking of comment spammers, we are working on a solution to that ongoing problem that will allow us to remove the irritating arithmetic anti-spam field that you currently have to fill out before commenting. Look for that change in late May, as long as our testing goes well. This is part of our ongoing commitment to keep commenting on our posts as easy at it can possibly be.
While We Are Away
Don’t forget there are over 750 posts categorized by subject (see menu above) and 23 Online Books (see blue menu at right with light blue background) to keep you entertained while we are away.
We already have a bunch of great content ready to go when we get back including:
- One of my list posts called 20 Myths About Offshore Voyaging, about things I used to believe but now know to be wrong.
- A muti-part series from Colin on a voyage to South Georgia in a Boreal 44 complete with stunning photographs.
- The first post in the unveiling of the Adventure 40 design.
Online Book Updates
In addition to all that, we have been working away in the background on several of the first edition Online Books to bring them up to our second edition standard—a complete update and rewrite—so look for that over the summer.
A Visit to Boreal
While we are in Europe, Phyllis and will be visiting Boreal, the builders of the Boreal 44 (and several larger designs) all optimized for hard core adventure voyaging. I’m sure that visit will generate some posts.
Launching Morgan’s Cloud
Last, but by no means least, we are planning to re-commission Morgan’s Cloud in June, which will I’m sure, inspire all kinds of new content as we try to remember which end goes first.