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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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Radio and Weather Guru Don Anderson

This weekend, Don Anderson’s ashes are being scattered in his home waters near Oxnard, California. Don analyzed weather data and shared the information via radio “nets” to cruisers around the north Pacific, particularly Mexico. Our introduction to Don was through the Amigo net, a daily marine maritime net we participated in for the better part of two years. We were dedicated […]

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Keeping holidays: and island style Easter

A future cruiser had asked recently about celebrating holidays after you’ve left behind the familiar traditions at home. Was it good to plan ahead and bring packages with those unique specialties that are in tune with memories of how you usually celebrate? Mairen hunting for Easter eggs – Moreton Island, Australia We’ve had the chance […]

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What do you need to go cruising? Part 3: water games.

Continuing the theme: if you don’t have a boat yet, are there cruising essentials you can buy in advance? We covered books, and some ideas for personal gear. All very practical. But there’s more to cruising than pure practicality, so think about those things which will be part of your everyday enjoyment. For us, most of those […]

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What do you need to go cruising? Part 2: personal gear.

Continuing the theme: what “stuff” makes sense to acquire before you even have a boat, but actively anticipate cruising? The last post on books was the most obvious one to me, because (as a committed bookworm) there’s so much to gain from them and feed the dream while you’re still in the early stages. Buying […]

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What do you need to go cruising? Start with books.

In the theme of the last post: what “stuff” is helpful to acquire before you even have a boat, but actively anticipate cruising? One area that makes a lot of sense (and not just to us- thanks for the comment, Carolyn!) is to pick up the books that are staples of a cruising boat’s bookshelf. […]

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What do you need to go cruising?

We got an email recently from a cruising buddy, who had been in touch with a family planning to go cruising. They don’t have a boat yet, but were actively looking and trying to get ahead in anticipating the cruising life. The fundamental question they wanted to ask was this: how can you start acquiring […]

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Mementos from Marquesas

I can’t help revisiting the sailor’s tradition of picking up a tattoo in the South Pacific. Our friend from the former FlyAweigh (now “out there” as Water Music), Alison, shared more pictures on one of her trips to Sydney. Thanks to her, I’ve got an image of Hyo’s to post. This is on the inside […]

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