Managing our money and saving to go cruising is way more difficult than it was. Here’s a book recommendation to help with that.
John writes about a new weather forecast product that just might be the most significant weather advance for offshore voyagers since the GRIB file.
The debate is incessant in the cruising community: what is the best cruising boat? John comes up with an answer that may surprise you.
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.