Rants & Musings

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The Boat to RV Transition

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.

Happy Anniversary To Us

Phyllis expands a bit on our (very slow) transition to part-time voyaging and discusses the upcoming very important month of December. Complimentary Post

This and That, July

Celebrating the middle of the sailing season (in the North) with post on a cool meeting with great potential for AAC, a great video, and some other fun stuff too.

What Is Adventure?

I recently came across a video that asks adventurers how they define “adventure”, which made me think about how I define it. This is important—we call our business Attainable Adventure Cruising!

Featured Comments, January

The quality of  the comments we get here at AAC never ceases to amaze me. And, perhaps even more importantly, I’m constantly learning from, and being inspired by, the dialogue. A couple of weeks ago I was chatting with my son-in-law Ryan about this and he pointed out that we needed to do more to [...]

This and That, December

It’s been a while since we did a this and that post, so here goes. An Accidental Purchase The photo above is the shop window at Arthur Beale, a chandlery (yacht shop) in London. Earlier this year our friend Alasdair Flint, who we originally met on a dark and foggy night when we talked him into a [...]

We Are Not “Captains”

This post is going to get me in all kinds of hot water, but I just can’t stand it any more. I tried to ignore it, I really did, but it’s no good, I have to say something. What’s making me crazy is the current fashion for recreational mariners, particularly on VHF radio, to call each other [...]

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