Reading the many sailing forum threads everyone seems to want to know how much it will cost to get out cruising. And, rightly so, the answer is always that it depends on the extravagance of the lifestyle you want to live and the locale where you will be cruising. For all those interested, here is … Continue reading How we plan to finance our trip
Steve and I took the Sail Canada Basic Cruising Standard keelboat course in 2010 (a few years before our plan to sail the world was hatched). At this point, we didn't have a boat of our own and we had only taken dinghy sailing lessons. We signed up with Colin at Bewley Sailing on his 38' Ohlson … Continue reading Basic Cruising Course – Our Experiences
I've just completed a Marine Weather course, which I found very interesting and I'd definitely recommend it even if you aren't dependent on the wind to get where you're going. In addition to teaching you how to read Weather Maps, you also learn: weather and wave predictions, passage planning and storm avoidance all based on various … Continue reading Marine Weather
So our clothes Washing Machine broke a few days ago and it has yet to be fixed. I'm starting to get nervous without it, especially as kids seem to be really really messy and we are in the midst of potty training Spencer who still has "accidents" every few days. The laundry is beginning to … Continue reading What would we do without a Washer?