After 20 years of full-time live-aboard cruising, John and Phyllis are making the transition to part-time voyaging. Phyllis shares how intense a transition this is. Complimentary Post
John and Phyllis have cruised Canada's East Coast from the Bay of Fundy to Baffin Island for over 25 years. Here are some of their favourite places.
For cold weather sailing we figure we have foul weather gear, the clothes to go under it, as well as boots and hats, pretty much sorted out, but gloves have remained a challenge...until now.
Though a lot of the offshore cruising life, and therefore a big portion of our writing on this site, is about the technicalities of maintaining and operating a boat, let's not ever forget the payoff: the opportunity to visit new, exciting places, under our own steam (or sail).
Three new destination Online Books coming over the next few weeks. All will include free introductory chapters for non-members.
A little tip that can make a big positive change to your quality of life when voyaging in cold climates.
FREE Introductory Chapter What makes for a perfect anchorage? Well, the east coast of Canada has "perfect" anchorages galore.
Though we've visited Grand Bank before and we've spent numerous nights tied up in Port-aux-Basques, that doesn't mean we've experienced all these places have to offer!
Sure, listen to local knowledge, and cruising guides can help choose a destination, but sometimes it's better to go your own way and make up your own mind.
An outport in Placentia Bay? Who knew!
If you are a cruiser, the health of coastal communities will be of interest. Phyllis has some thoughts.
Phyllis and John return to a magic harbour where their cruising life together began.
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.
There's nothing quite like being in a beautiful sheltered wild anchorage within spitting distance of a major city.
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.
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!