John’s thinking about food (always), cool tools, stinky towels, and other stuff.
Many waterborne cruisers have thought about trying the land-based version. Matt, who has done a bunch of the later, explores the challenges and rewards.
John nostalgically buys a book written by a cook on ocean racers and Phyllis extrapolates!
Meeting up with Steve and Linda Dashew is always both fun and fascinating, with a lot to learn about offshore voyaging in boats of any size, even though their designs are way beyond the reach of most of us. John shares two of those lessons.
Most of us know about the risk of electric shock drowning in fresh water, but what about in sea water? Should we be concerned?
Colin’s eagerly anticipated update on his involvement in the 2018 Golden Globe Race as project manager for one of the competitors.
Cruising definitely has its ups and downs. Phyllis talks about one of the downs and the ups too.
Southern Labrador turns out to be a wonderful “arctic-lite” cruising ground.
John explores a little-known selection criteria that every anchor buyer should know about.
Seamanship is a word that gets bandied about all the time in the cruising community. But what does seamanship really mean? John and Phyllis get a hard real-world reminder.
John is back out cruising and thinking about great anchorages, small cruising boats, camping and prime lenses.
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.
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.