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Hurricane Wrath

Posted by on January 21, 2018 in Adventures | 2 comments

Hurricane Wrath

There was little information on the current state of Barbuda following the hurricane. Many speculated so much sand had shifted that navigation might indeed land you aground.

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Bus #17

Posted by on January 11, 2018 in Adventures | 2 comments

Bus #17

Bus #17 is what the locals take to get to their jobs. Mamas take their babies and laborers take their tools. On this hot, humid day, we took bus #17.

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Antigua: Going Ashore

Posted by on December 7, 2017 in Adventures | 0 comments

Antigua: Going Ashore

Entering Jolly Harbor after 14 days of being at sea is like seeing a rainbow after a storm. We’re giddy, but also apprehensive about re-entry.

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Destination: Antigua

Posted by on November 16, 2017 in Adventures | 0 comments

Destination: Antigua

We settled into a routine for our 14-day off-shore passage. Only a few hundred miles from our destination, we would face the ultimate crisis at sea.

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Cat on Cat-How Did I Get Here?

Posted by on September 10, 2017 in Adventures | 1 comment

Cat on Cat-How Did I Get Here?

There’s a door open and I can see my dad’s clothes in a big dark quiet box. I’m going in the box and staying there for the rest of my life.

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Lightning: Friend or Foe?

Posted by on September 9, 2017 in Adventures | 0 comments

Lightning: Friend or Foe?

There’s no better place to understand weather than in Antarctica–pelting ice blew sideways and 40mph winds threatened to blow us off the mountain. It was the moment I realized how much I love intense weather.

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Happenstance

Posted by on September 6, 2017 in Adventures | 0 comments

Happenstance

I love how a day unfolds completely unexpectedly. How your road less travelled turns into one with many travelers. Take today for example–I was sure our sailing adventures were over.

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50 Shades of Gray

Posted by on September 6, 2017 in Adventures | 0 comments

50 Shades of Gray

Snowshoeing across Antarctica is a barren landscape. You take away wildlife, plants, even rocks, and you are left with a monochromatic landscape as far as the eye can see.

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Cat On Board!

Posted by on September 4, 2017 in Adventures | 0 comments

Cat On Board!

After successfully launching Nick at University of Oregon, we packed up the cat and headed back to Maryland to begin our journey south. A seamstress I am not…

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Barefoot With a Wool Hat

Posted by on August 28, 2017 in Adventures | 1 comment

Barefoot With a Wool Hat

Until this week I couldn’t take off enough clothes to stay cool. Now, just following Hurricane Harvey, I cannot steal enough body heat to stay warm.

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Meet the Parents

Posted by on August 13, 2017 in Adventures | 7 comments

Meet the Parents

Every parent wants to know how their children are doing. On day two when my dad announced he wanted to go for a swim, I was certain he would never reappear.

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The Perfect Boat Person is…

Posted by on July 12, 2017 in Adventures | 0 comments

The Perfect Boat Person is…

…An organized workaholic. That makes us a good team–I’m organized and Allen is a workaholic. Or rather, Allen’s a project-aholic, as perfectly illustrated on our salon table.

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Night Watch is Like Childbirth

Posted by on July 11, 2017 in Adventures | 0 comments

Night Watch is Like Childbirth

My head hurts as I try to process the steps I must take to avert a potential collision. Stay strong, stay awake, the baby, er, the morning is almost here. I’m never having another baby EVER. 

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The Land of Ma’am

Posted by on July 4, 2017 in Adventures | 0 comments

The Land of Ma’am

Our first glimpse of land are antebellum mansions, each with their own dock. The scorching weather, however, keeps any sign of humanity indoors so our arrival on this July 4th is quiet.

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