“Things are different now” is a mantra on “Morgan’s Cloud”. And never more so than now, as John and Phyllis try and act their age.
John gets a fright and is once again reminded of that old law of boats: Anything that can happen, will happen, and at the worst possible moment.
There’s so much writing about the latest and greatest gear in the cruiser’s world. Here’s a pleasant break from that in which Colin shares simpler gear that takes him back to a time when his fascination and love for voyaging was still fresh and new.
Managing our money and saving to go cruising is way more difficult than it was. Here’s a book recommendation to help with that.
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.
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.
Cruising definitely has its ups and downs. Phyllis talks about one of the downs and the ups too.
John and Phyllis are back out sailing, but it has been a bumpy road to get there.
John had a great chat with a deeply experienced (250,000 miles) ocean racing sailor. Here are some insights.
John takes a look at recent disturbing trends that could result in bad outcomes for us voyaging cruisers.
A quick read that will do more to get you out there cruising than all the gear in the world. This will really make a difference…we promise.
John has finally learned about podcasts and specifically offshore voyaging podcasts. He has now been interviewed not just once, but twice.
Phyllis expands a bit on our (very slow) transition to part-time voyaging and discusses the upcoming very important month of December.
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.
There are so many skills required to be a competent seaman. The trick to getting out there cruising is prioritizing the ones that really matter.