Category Archives: Sailing

Getting the itch.

By Mike Jastrzebski The itch to write that is. Lately I’ve been missing the challenge of writing and I think I’m about ready to sit down at the old computer again. I have a first draft of the next Wes … 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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Countdown to full time cruising.

By Mike Jastrzebski We sold our car yesterday–the first time I’ve been without a car in 48 years. It’s the final step in a twenty year journey that has included living aboard for eleven years and will hopefully lead to … Continue reading

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Coppercoat Anti-fouling Epoxy

By Mike Jastrzebski I must confess that I have been remiss lately. It has been several months since I’ve posted, and although I will admit that part of the reason for this has been poor internet service (we were in … Continue reading

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A new chapter

by Christine Kling So I’m sitting on an airplane in Orlando en route to LA, my fiancé beside me and our two doggy flight bags with Ruby and Barney at our feet. Just a couple of hours ago I signed … Continue reading

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Turkish Delight

by Christine Kling We have been in Turkey now for about 10 days and there are so many ways in which this country is a surprise. I’m not really sure what I expected to find, but it certainly wasn’t this … Continue reading

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Be Careful What You Wish For

  As a part of this research trip through Europe, we are also visiting friends and family and we have spent the last 3 days visiting Wayne’s cousin who lives in Biel, Switzerland. We need to move on to Rome … Continue reading

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From traveled path to plot

by Christine Kling The imagination is a a thing of wonder. As writers we laugh at the question, “Where do you get your ideas?” but really when you think about it, it is a bit like magic. Why does the … Continue reading

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Hulls, Horses, and Kamikazes…

C.E. Grundler After spending a lifetime on and around boats, I’m often fascinated by new-to-boating buyers and their choices of vessels. On one hand, I understand not everyone on the water started there, and over the years I’ve met many … Continue reading

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