Housekeeping: have you visited lately?

I know a number of our friends and family get the blog via email, so for the benefit of those who don’t see the homepage, check it out! I’ve done a minor facelift and added information. As part of that, tabs to other information about us and our travels have been added. Just a wee tweak, really, although after four  (FOUR!) years it was probably time to update that header.

It’s a sign.

Here’s what’s changed:

  • There’s a link to Totem’s Facebook page. We post tidbits here between blog updates, and love the comments, so please give us a ‘like,’ help us spread the Totem love, and check it out!
  • A map with our current position (updated daily via radio) is on the main page, and linked under Journey tab in more detail. Inside Journey, you can hover your mouse over the last position for details included in our radio report (e.g. weather details and sea conditions or anchorage name)
  • Links to the blogs of cruisers we have shared the water with, and the ones we hope to see across an anchorage someday, are now on their own page with a little more context
  • Other sections include a little backgrounder about us, more information about Totem, a gallery of images that runs through highlights of our cruising years (wow, the kids were smaller in 2008), and information about how to get in touch (after a helpful commenter pointed out there wasn’t a contact email to be found anywhere!)
This all started as our vehicle for keeping in touch with family, and recording the gems of our family cruising adventures I didn’t want to forget. Over the years, I’ve heard from so many other cruisers (and cruisers-to-be) about information they found helpful that it’s gradually included more cruising-specific content. It’s still mostly my journal, but now also varies from opinionated, unpublisheds takes on our cruising column in 48 North to tips and tricks we’ve learned along the way.
Hopefully, this has helped our fellow sailors as I have learned from them. Is it working for you? I’d love feedback! Just remember… we have no internet access right now, so be patient with me when I don’t reply. For a month. Of course the mere lack of internet could tweak my brain, and you’ll see another kind of update altogether…

4 Responses to Housekeeping: have you visited lately?

  1. The Ceol Mors September 28, 2012 at 6:17 pm #

    Love the new layout!! Hope your sail to PNG is pleasant and uneventful.

  2. Unknown September 29, 2012 at 6:47 am #

    Carve a path!

    Ken & Lori S/V Trim

  3. Brittany Meyers September 29, 2012 at 7:32 pm #

    Looks great!! I love your site and your content…can’t wait to hear about this next leg! Safe travels!

  4. Ernesto October 3, 2012 at 4:51 am #

    Behan,

    Add another cruiser-to-be to your list of people you’ve helped. I’ve been quietly following your blog for about 2 years now. It’s been great! We even made it a point to find and check out a Stevens 47 for our cruising platform.

    We’re a family of 4, with kids that are 4- and 7-years-old. We’re all set to start our cruising in July/2013. So yeah, your blog is working for us. Thanks!

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