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Sea Artist

Posted by on July 3, 2017 in Adventures | 0 comments

Sea Artist

In an instant, the clutter of civilization is behind us and we are surrounded by a canvas of blue as far as the eye can see. The endless view of water and sky is both boring and awesome.

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Wandering Underway

Posted by on July 1, 2017 in Adventures | 0 comments

Wandering Underway

When I grow up I want to wander the planet and photograph and write about women. That’s been my dream and today it began.

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Squall!

Posted by on June 5, 2017 in Adventures | 0 comments

Squall!

At 2am we float quietly away in a dead calm. And then I’m awakened–“Mommy, you need to get up—we’re in a big storm and we lost the sail!”

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Destination: Ft. Lauderdale

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

Destination: Ft. Lauderdale

Just as we returned the barracuda to the sea, the other line raced. The crowd roared! We successfully landed a 15lb red snapper! Gémeaux once again was a fishing boat.

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Destination: Turks and Caicos

Posted by on March 23, 2017 in Adventures | 0 comments

Destination: Turks and Caicos

Our first big passage-a 1500 mile journey broken into two one-week segments from St. Martin to Ft. Lauderdale. Here’s the ship’s log.

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Birthday Adventure

Posted by on January 29, 2017 in Adventures | 0 comments

Birthday Adventure

When my friend and I couldn’t find a date to celebrate her birthday in CA, naturally the only solution was to celebrate on Gémeaux in the Caribbean!

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All In A Day’s Work

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

All In A Day’s Work

The bay at Grand Cas catapults to the top of our favorite places as a dinghy delivers fresh, hot croissants on this early morning. Goodbye gluten-free diet.

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When Is Home Home?

Posted by on January 5, 2017 in Adventures | 0 comments

When Is Home Home?

The dining room table will always be a work bench. There will always be projects, always something new to learn. This is how “home” is redefined.

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Midnight Alarms

Posted by on January 5, 2017 in Adventures | 0 comments

Midnight Alarms

Sound asleep just past midnight, the alarm rang notifying us that the boat had moved. Had we drifted out to sea, into another boat, or crashed into the rocky shoreline?

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Climbing the Mast

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

Climbing the Mast

When two of the three crew suffer from severe acrophobia, there’s no question who will be charged with climbing the mast for any repairs.

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Securing the Mooring Ball

Posted by on January 3, 2017 in Adventures | 0 comments

Securing the Mooring Ball

Today I learn how to attach our sailboat to a mooring ball. Simple enough. Little like threading a needle in the wind while standing on one leg.

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Quiet Mornings

Posted by on January 2, 2017 in Adventures | 0 comments

Quiet Mornings

The light of the new day and cacophony of distant roosters wakes me. Last night’s storm left an arrangement of gray puffy clouds trimmed in pink and orange. I will be an early riser in this new life.

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New Year-New Boat-New Experiences…

Posted by on January 1, 2017 in Adventures | 0 comments

New Year-New Boat-New Experiences…

…As in tangling the halyard at the top of the mast just 15 minutes into our first attempt of raising the mainsail on our maiden voyage.

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Wait…There’s Moore!

Posted by on December 1, 2016 in Adventures | 0 comments

Wait…There’s Moore!

There are many things I adore about Jim, not the least of which is his ability to entertain Allen. They share the same addiction for all things electronic and can analyze the threads of a bolt for days.

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