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Rally Reflections

Posted by on July 16, 2019 in Adventures | 6 comments

Rally Reflections

Eight months ago I sat amidst charts and maps learning how to spell Huaritcheru. I still had little experience sailing and zero experience with the geography of the Western Caribbean.

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Stolen Hearts

Posted by on May 15, 2019 in Adventures | 0 comments

Stolen Hearts

None of us was prepared to have our hearts stolen. Our goal was to drop off donations for a local charity in Colombia. My goal was to capture images of the children and their mothers.

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Mountain Sailing

Posted by on March 13, 2019 in Adventures | 4 comments

Mountain Sailing

The first thing I noticed about Colombia were the mountains–peaks reaching straight up from the ocean beyond the clouds. How I’ve missed the mountains.

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Aruba: Island Civilization

Posted by on February 26, 2019 in Adventures | 4 comments

Aruba: Island Civilization

“OH SHIT!” Allen exclaimed just as I was just starting to doze off beside him at the helm. I immediately snapped up and dittoed “OH SHIT!” The entire spinnaker sail was rapidly settling into the sea.

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Celebrities in Curaçao

Posted by on December 10, 2018 in Adventures | 1 comment

Celebrities in Curaçao

We dress in our formal Gémeaux shirts since nobody onboard has the requisite roman numerals in their name to don a blue blazer. Our parade of boats enters in formation.

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Who Paints the Lighthouse?

Posted by on December 3, 2018 in Adventures | 2 comments

Who Paints the Lighthouse?

Always anxious to explore a remote corner of our natural world, our first stop is a tiny, flat desert island with a white sand beach, five huts, and a lighthouse.

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Rally Time!

Posted by on November 25, 2018 in Adventures | 6 comments

Rally Time!

5:45am presents a beautiful orange daybreak in Curaçao. It is our last. Today is the day we have been waiting for…the official start of the Suzie Too Rally.

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Meet Allen

Posted by on November 17, 2018 in Adventures, Allen's Fo'c'sle | 2 comments

Meet Allen

So Allen wants his own blog. If you’re one of our readers who wants to prevent a failing emergency hatch or curious about what a fo’c’sle is, welcome!

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Underwater Paradise: Bonaire

Posted by on November 14, 2018 in Adventures | 2 comments

Underwater Paradise: Bonaire

I was born in Yellowstone National Park. I love nature and the outdoors and all the critters on the planet. Except ticks. Yuck.

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We’re Back! Passage to Bonaire

Posted by on November 11, 2018 in Adventures | 5 comments

We’re Back! Passage to Bonaire

I have a love/hate relationship with passages. I love being away from civilization, surrounded by a blank canvas of sea that rekindles my soul. I hate the lack of sleep.

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The Life of Dot

Posted by on May 19, 2018 in Adventures | 8 comments

The Life of Dot

When your beloved pet is sick, those Caribbean sunsets stop taking your breath away and just mark another day of hurt. At the base of St. Lucia’s majestic Pitons, we laid Dot to rest.

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Date Night

Posted by on March 10, 2018 in Adventures | 2 comments

Date Night

The guidebook said it was a sketchy town—a tourist had been held up at gunpoint a year ago. We left the cell phones and wallets locked on the boat and climbed into the dinghy to explore.

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Îles de la Petite Terre

Posted by on February 10, 2018 in Adventures | 1 comment

Îles de la Petite Terre

The French Carribean island of Guadaloupe is shaped like a butterfly. About 10 miles off the bottom of its right wing lies a piece of heaven.

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Cat on Cat: Rough Seas

Posted by on January 26, 2018 in Adventures | 3 comments

Cat on Cat: Rough Seas

I do not like rough seas
I do not like them at all
It’s frightening I can say that
It’s no place for a princess cat

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