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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. Well at least the wandering began…there are no women yet. Just two men, two of my favorite men.

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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. The dark night skies are a perfect canvas to various lightening strikes and distant storm cells on the eastern horizon. 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

Crew: Allen, brother JP, Jim Moore, and Shiera
Just as JP returned the barracuda to the sea, the other line raced. The crowd roared! After much excitement and running around, JP 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

Crew: Allen, and his brother’s family (Don, Barbie, and son Allen) 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 that captured the highlights of the journey.

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Birthday Adventure

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

Birthday Adventure

When my good friend, Courtney Corda, and I couldn’t find a date to celebrate her birthday in CA, naturally the only solution was to celebrate the big event 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 (and HOT) croissants and baguettes 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 salon table is no longer a work bench. Later I would realize the salon table will always host a variety of projects and there will always be 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 GPS alarm rang notifying us that the boat had moved more than 50 feet from our original position. We potentially were drifting out to sea, into another boat, or crashing 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

Part of sailing lessons involve learning 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

It’s 6:00am. The light of the new day and cacophony of distant roosters wakes me. Last night’s storm left a beautiful arrangement of deep gray puffy clouds now trimmed in pink and orange as the day breaks. I can tell already that 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. Jim and Allen share the same addiction for all things electronic and can analyze incoming weather or the threads of a bolt for hours, and often, for days.

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