Archive | May, 2012

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Drawn to the Ocean

What is this irresistible pull we feel for the sea? Where does it come from? Going for an evening swim – Makemo atoll, Tuamotus, French Polynesia Half a lifetime ago, I lived for a while in Bali. My Balinese family was fascinated by the attraction of the coastline for all the tourists. For Balinese, it’s […]

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When bad things happen to good dinghies

As cruisers, our dinghies are a lifeline. So when we heard from our friends on Ceilydh this morning that yesterday’s beautiful day had ended on a sour note when their dinghy was stolen, we had an inkling of the kind of gut punch it probably felt like. Better days in the tender to Ceilydh As […]

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Integrity is for sale, and it is cheap

I recently received a solicitation for advertising on the blog. At first blush it was intriguing… flattering, even. I briefly imagined some of the great stuff we use on board Totem, and being approached by one of the manufacturers to share more about something I already use and love. So I asked for details. Hey, […]

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What do you need to go cruising? Part 4: well… not Stuff.

It was fun putting together the series of posts about things you to think about sourcing in advance for your future cruising life. No question, there are some great economies when you can take the time to wait for sales or have the patience to troll for deals online. Most important: getting OUT THERE! CraigsList […]

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