John and Phyllis are back out sailing, but it has been a bumpy road to get there.
John is back out cruising and thinking about great anchorages, small cruising boats, camping and prime lenses.
Phyllis and John are out cruising again. Here's what that means for Attainable Adventure Cruising members.
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.
There are endless debates on forums about which is the best GRIB viewer, but most miss a key selection criteria. John shares what that is.
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.
Phyllis and I are taking a 10-day holiday (vacation) while my daughter and our granddaughter are visiting. This will be our first holiday in two years from our six-posts-a-month publishing schedule and daily work in the comments and, to be frank, we need the break, particularly since the behind-the-scenes work here at AAC, including accounting, tax compliance, [...]
Colin writes about a cruise that didn't turn out as planned—something all cruisers will face at some point. All you can do then is pick yourself up and keep going. We saved this one from last season to motivate all us northern hemisphere cruisers to get stuff fixed and get out there.
During the some 35 years that John has owned offshore cruising boats, he has made some deeply stupid maintenance and gear decisions. Here's his latest blunder and what we can all learn from it.
John sticks his neck out and gets right controversial but it's really all about seamanship...it's always all about seamanship.
After our miserable experience with Lopolight, we are looking for an alternative. Please help.
A new Online Book on docking (coming alongside) that will truly take the drama out of this everyday activity for cruisers.
John is thinking about modern anchors, the Vendée Globe, winter storage, and why the heck is it so hard to sell Nova Scotia as a winter yachting destination?
Lovers of Colin's lyrical and entertaining articles have a treat coming: he has written a whole book about his decades of professional sailing and work in basking shark conservation.
John had a great chat with a deeply experienced (250,000 miles) ocean racing sailor. Here are some insights.