Listen up: your boat is talking to you

It was not one of our sunnier mornings. Oh, the sun was up and blazing, but the utter lack of sleep the night before- when Totem sat beam onto a swell rolling in over a long stretch of the Indian Ocean- left us feeling a little dim. Help was surely on the way, I thought, […]

Hauling water is not fun

You know what’s not fun? This. Hauling water across Chalong Bay. This is not fun. A lot of people do it every day, in less comfort, with less certain access to clean water. So on balance: we’re lucky, really lucky.  Last July, the end caps on our watermaker blew up while we were off the […]

Water, water, everywhere: the land version

Do you know how good it feels to take an unlimited shower, letting water just cascade over you for as long as you wish? Right…. so you probably do, and I can remember it, but let me tell you- it’s not a common experience for most cruisers. Our boats carry limited water and even with […]