Archive | December, 2008


Feliz Navidad

Overheard on the afternoon of the 25th: “this is the best Christmas ever!”  Last year, we did a trial Christmas away from home. The children wondered if Santa could still find us. We thought it would be fun to enjoy what was likely our last white Christmas for a while, and rented a cabin in […]


Getting in the groove: I’m falling for Mexico

Mariachi paying respectOriginally uploaded by behang We’re getting our bearings, adjusting to differences here and generally revelling in them. Such as the delay of beginning the rush to celebrate Christmas until… well, until it’s nearly Christmas! Besides, there are other celebrations in the offing here- Dia de los Muertos on November 1 and the feast […]


We’re published!

We’re published!Originally uploaded by behang Jamie and I have our first article in the December issue of 48 North – we’re so excited! This free sailing magazine is available from marine minded places in the Pacific Northwest, or in your mailbox by subscription. The article isn’t available online (sorry!), but reflects on finding new traditions […]


we love SPOT.

we love SPOTOriginally uploaded by behang This nifty little device just made it a whole lot easier to share our location. We set it up just before leaving San Diego, after a friend up in the Northwest sent a unit for us (thank you, Marv!). I first leaned about SPOT following Capt Rodriguez on BitterEnd, […]

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