Category Archives: Living on a boat

Ah that smell!

By Mike Jastrzebski I have to admit that on occasion I miss the smell of paper books. Don’t get me wrong, I do all of my reading on my Kindle. In fact I’ve had a Kindle since the Kindle 1 … Continue reading

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Home at last!

by Christine Kling We’re back! I’m sitting here once again at the Tide Table Restaurant in Majuro watching a tropical rain shower beat against the windows. This is home. We left Ontario, California on Tuesday at noon, and with layovers, … Continue reading

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Sittin’ and contemplatin’

By Mike Jastrzebski It’s a beautiful morning here in Deltaville. 75 degrees, partly sunny, a little breeze and the boat’s gently rocking, and I’m just sitting in the cockpit, drinking coffee, and contemplating about what to write. I’m not talking … Continue reading

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Up a creek and loving it

By Mike Jastrzebski Right now we’re anchored on Jackson Creek across from the Deltaville Marina in Deltaville, VA. It’s a quiet anchorage, especially during the week, and is very well protected on three sides. But it gets a bit lumpy … Continue reading

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A few thoughts about Active Captain

By Mike Jastrzebski Now that we’ve reached the Chesapeake and are anchored in Deltaville, Virginia, I’ve had a little time to reflect on our trip up the intracoastal. Besides our chart plotter, VHF radio, and autopilot, I would have to … Continue reading

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Heading on up

By Mike Jastrzebski Just a short post today. We left Beaufort on Thursday heading north along the intracoastal waterway and are currently 130 miles from Norfolk. When we left the weather was beautiful and we were even able to sail … Continue reading

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Sometimes I hear voices.

By Mike Jastrzebski We were offshore headed from Charleston, SC to Beaufort, NC when I heard someone calling. Not calling for me specifically, but just a call out from across the water. An unknown voice searching for an unknown response. … Continue reading

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Shit happens

By Mike Jastrzebski When we left St. Augustine our plan was to go straight to Southport, NC. This would take us substantially offshore and allow us to give our new standing rigging and our sailing skills a little workout. After … Continue reading

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Hanging out alone In St. Augustine.

By Mike Jastrzebski We’re out at the end of the south mooring field here at the city marina. Except for on the 4th when a slew of boats took up mooring balls to watch the fireworks, we haven’t had many … Continue reading

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Power Hogs

By Mike Jastrzebski When it comes to cruising I guess you could say that Mary and I are power hogs. Since we prefer to be on the hook or when necessary a mooring ball, this can be a problem. On … Continue reading

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