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 by our salon table.

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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

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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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

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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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

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

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 for the first leg.

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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

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?

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

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

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

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

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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Where We Are

Where We’re Headed


We arrived in mainland Europe in August 2022 and covered 1200 miles across the Mediterranean. We left Gémeaux in Sicily for the winter and are now back onboard exploring Croatia and Greece for the spring and summer of 2023. 

Where We’ve Been

Allen's Cay in The Bahamas

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