Tag Archives: boating

Heading home

By Mike Jastrzebski Just a short post this week. We’ve been busy getting the boat ready to head back down south. We say we’re heading home but the truth is we don’t have a real home right now. We consider … Continue reading

Share on Facebook
Posted in Living on a boat, Sailing | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Share on Facebook
Posted in Living on a boat, Sailing | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Share on Facebook
Posted in Living on a boat, Writing | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

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

Share on Facebook
Posted in Living on a boat | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

The Manatees Playground

By Mike Jastrzebski It sounds like a book title, doesn’t it? The Manatees Playground that is. But it’s not. I’m actually talking about the marina basin here in Titusville. We’ve lived on our boat in Florida now for nearly nine … Continue reading

Share on Facebook
Posted in Boatyards, Living on a boat | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off

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

Share on Facebook
Posted in Boatyards, Living on a boat, Sailing | Tagged , , , , , , | 5 Comments

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

Share on Facebook
Posted in Living on a boat, Sailing, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , | 11 Comments

Where is home?

by Christine Kling Wikipedia says, “A home is a dwelling-place used as a permanent or semi-permanent residence for an individual, family, household or several families in a tribe.” I guess for most people that question is an easy one, but … Continue reading

Share on Facebook
Posted in Living on a boat | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Buying a liferaft.

By Mike Jastrzebski When I buy new equipment for the boat I like to do a little research online. I particularly like to search out reviews. This has proven to be a challenge with liferafts because so few boaters actually … Continue reading

Share on Facebook
Posted in Living on a boat | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off

Friends, boats, and cruising

By Mike Jastrzebski A couple of things happened this week that made me think about making friends and cruising. One of those things was a visit by Chris Kling and her new boyfriend, the other was an email from marina … Continue reading

Share on Facebook
Posted in Boatyards, Living on a boat, Sailing | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments