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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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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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