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Writing vs. cruising

By Mike Jastrzebski I know I’m not the only writer/cruiser that has this problem, but I have a hard time writing and cruising. Most of my books have been written while we were at the dock. I’ve been working on … Continue reading

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Traveling again

By Mike Jastrzebski We’re leaving Charleston Saturday the 11th and do not expect to reach St. Augustine until late afternoon on Monday the 13th so I will not be posting much of a blog this week. It’s been hectic since … Continue reading

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Bedtime shorts

By Mike Jastrzebski Just arrived in Charleston, S.C. from Beaufort, N.C. (1:00 PM Monday) No internet for 7 days. Sailed through 20-25 knot winds and rain. Slept 2 nights in the cockpit sitting on cockpit chairs while waves and rain … Continue reading

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Rainy days

by Christine Kling Weather is an issue that is continuously on a sailor’s mind, especially when there are dark clouds on the horizon. Lately, here at Majuro atoll, we’ve have lots and lots of dark rainy days. You have to … Continue reading

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Why Mary?

By Mike Jastrzebski There are really two questions here. The first is why is Mary the official prop scraper on Rough Draft? The second is why is Mary the best sailing and cruising partner a man could ask for? As … Continue reading

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New rhythms

by Christine Kling Life on board a cruising boat has entirely different rhythms than a land-based life. It’s difficult to believe that we have been back aboard the boat for a full month already. It sometimes feels as though we … Continue reading

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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

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What I hate about cruising.

By Mike Jastrzebski Sorry to say it but it’s true, cruising is not all about island hopping and cocktails in the cockpit. Most of the time cruising is fun and exciting, but what I hate about it can be described … Continue reading

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The sunsets of our life

By Mike Jastrzebski Our cruising life that is. On September 2nd Mary and I celebrated our eleven year anniversary of living aboard Rough Draft and I thought I would post some of the nicer sunsets we’ve experienced while traveling over those … Continue reading

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The vagaries of time

by Christine Kling We’ve now been back aboard the boat for a week and a half, and I have completely lost track of the world outside the lagoon here at Majuro Atoll. The pace of life aboard a cruising boat … Continue reading

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