It's been a while since we last posted. We have just been too busy to write blog posts but don't worry! We haven't given up on our dream. Far from it actually, we have made some good progress towards our goals. I have completed the Sail Canada Celestial Navigation course (don't worry I won't bore you … Continue reading What we’ve been up to
I was recently in China for a business trip and while I was jogging down the beach one day I came upon this textbook example on how to properly anchor. Anchor: It was a Danforth type anchor, which is a good selection given the bottom conditions are expected to be sandy. It was also properly set with … Continue reading Anchoring Basics
This goal of ours to sail off into the great blue yonder is a lofty one to say the least. Some individuals are able to just quit their job, get a boat and sail away and are content to "learn as they go". This approach is not for us. We are planners and want to prepare … Continue reading Divide and Conquer
It's starting to get to be that time of year again. This past weekend we passed our yearly safety inspection, which is a moorage requirement of our yacht club for liability issues. From the looks of some of the boats at our club, all it entails is to make sure your boat is above the water … Continue reading Spring Commissioning 2015
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
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?