John and Phyllis are back out sailing, but it has been a bumpy road to get there.
Do you want to get a feel for what a long-distance offshore voyage, including heavy weather, is like? Phyllis has a reading suggestion for you. But don't look at it as just homework! It's also a good read.
Phyllis reviews Colin Speedie's new book, "A Sea Monster's Tale: In Search of the Basking Shark". If you enjoy Colin's writing on this site (and who doesn't?) you won't want to miss his book.
An amazing coincidence provides a small glimpse into what life was like "in the day" on Cape Negro Island, Nova Scotia.
Unmarked channels, poorly charted bays, non-road-served islands...there's exploring to do in the LaHave Islands.
After dealing with a pesky health issue, John and Phyllis finally get out cruising at the end of August. Complimentary Post
Phyllis expands a bit on our (very slow) transition to part-time voyaging and discusses the upcoming very important month of December. Complimentary Post
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.
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.