Your First Year of Cruising is Part of the Refit

Your First Year of Cruising is Part of the Refit

After nearly four years refitting our 1984 Whitby 42, Greg and I have finally cast off the lines and went somewhere! We are on our way to the Chesapeake Bay for the summer as a shake-down cruise and initiation into the fraternity of cruisers. We 

What Are You Afraid Of?

What Are You Afraid Of?

I spend a lot of time around boats and their humans. There seems to be a recurring theme that I’ve noticed in the aspiring cruiser set that I’d like to take a swing at: fear. I read about it in blog posts and Facebook threads. 

This Isn’t So Bad

This Isn’t So Bad

We have now lived aboard a grand total of five weeks. With the labor of selling off the stuff, packing what remained, driving the remains a thousand miles, unpacking it and donating still more behind us, our lives have finally settled into a familiar pattern. 

Goose Eggs for All!

Goose Eggs for All!

*Naughty words ahead* Bang! “Oww!” Bang! “Oww, dammit!” Bang! “Oww, shit!” Bang! Crash! Screech! “Oh, fuck, oh fuck, oh, fuck!” My move-in week in a nutshell. I banged my head on something in the boat about fifteen times in the first six days after we