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Better and better

by Christine Kling Every day I think to myself, nothing can top this. But the next day does. Fiji truly is a land of exceptional beauty. This evening we are anchored out far from it all and off the grid … Continue reading

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C.E. Grundler Some things seem to take waaaay longer than they should. Boat work, for one. (See Exhibit A., pictured above. ‘Nuf said.) And editing, especially with a work in progress that’s been derailed and restarted several times over now. … Continue reading

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Beach Candy

by John M. Urban Summer is here. It must be time for some beach candy. No, not bathing suit-clad eye candy along the shore. Beach candy. As in, salt water taffy and fudge. Although this may be more of a … Continue reading

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Road trip = a clean bottom!

C.E. Grundler Over the last few weeks there’s been plenty of prepping, packing, and building excitement. I’ve been going over every inch of my car, from fresh headlights and new tires, and every bit of maintenance it’ll need for the … Continue reading

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The pictures aren’t pretty…

C.E. Grundler In fact, we don’t have a whole lot of pretty to show for all the work proceeding on the boat. Much of the work we’ve done is structural, and no one’ll ever see it. Even the engine, gleaming … Continue reading

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Lighthouse

They moved Gay Head Light. This point of land, also known by the Wampanoag Indian name Aquinnah, shows a flashing sequence of red and white that carries twenty-four nautical miles out to sea. But the cliffs of Martha’s Vineyard continue … Continue reading

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The Uncensored Zone…

C.E. Grundler By that title, it sounds as though this post might be headed into X-rated territory, but not to fear. (Or sorry to disappoint, but this is a family-friendly blog.) The ‘uncensored’ I speak of is that wonderful type … Continue reading

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How many scrapes does it take…

C.E. Grundler …to get to the glass on a 38 year old Cheoy Lee? The world may never know, because we aren’t exactly counting. What we are, however, is tired. And a bit itchy, but that’s because someone we knew … Continue reading

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Brilliant (Part II)

by John Urban A few weeks back I posted some photos of Mystic Seaport’s schooner Brilliant. This past week I had the chance to spend some time aboard Brilliant on the western end of Long Island Sound where I saw, … Continue reading

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Scraping away…

C.E. Grundler Time sure doesn’t fly when you’re scraping away decades of bottom paint, which is why as we drove up to the boat this morning my assistant and I were debating what day it was. It’s been all hands … Continue reading

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