Category Archives: Sailing adventures

A Sailor’s Christmas


Dec. 12, 2013: Sailors have Christmas stories and they don’t include sweet, tee-totaling Aunt Louise getting hammered on the egg-nog and telling everyone in the family really how she really felt about them, with words no one knew she even … Continue reading

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The First Mistake (on this trip).


Dec. 5, 2013: We are in Old Bahamas Bay Marina on Grand Bahamas Island. This was NOT a mistake. Our mistake was docking at Sailfish Marina on Singer Island, Florida in preparation of crossing the Gulf Stream. I have to … Continue reading

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Sable visits Aquamarina boat yard


Nov. 20: Last week Sable’s  cockpit looked like this after we made a 48 hour visit to Aquamarine boat yard in Daytona Beach. Now this was not a long run from Halifax Harbor. In fact, we walk past this yard … Continue reading

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Salt Cay, Bahamas


  Oct. 18: This blog is NOT about our next sailing adventure. It is about our next writing adventure. Sunday we fly to Nassau to begin a writer’s retreat ( and celebrate Ed’s birthday) which actually takes place on Salt Cay a … Continue reading

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Breaking out


Sept. 14, 2013. We’ve been on the boat a week in Daytona.  90+ still in Florida. We’ve been writing everyday, a bit of boat work and had settled into a routine and until yesterday our days went more or less … Continue reading

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History of Normans Cay


Sept. 1: The following is a chapter from Night Watch, our second suspense novel, set in the Bahamas. The history of drug trafficking through Normans Cay plays a pivotal role in the book. The research for this chapter came from several … Continue reading

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Gated Community


August 30: I have never been interested in living in a gated community. It always seemed a bit pretentious but here we are living in one-that is when we’re living on Sable our Catalina 385. Our home port is Halifax … Continue reading

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If you’ve never lived on a sailboat, start here


August 24, 2013 I realize from the questions our friends ask, that many of you don’t know what living onboard a sailboat is like for us. So I have decided to start this season’s blog with some description of life for … Continue reading

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A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To…


… Daytona., but this blog is about trains, boats and books. 4/21/13. We stopped for the night in Savannah at a hotel  next to the Georgia Roundhouse Railroad Museum. When we opened the car door, we heard the distinct sound of … Continue reading

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Under the Banyan tree


March 16:   A short post. Sable is in Melbourne Harbor Marina. We didn’t quite make the last two days. Very unusual weather coming to Florida. Very high seas-15-18  feet with swells up to 8 feet and winds 20 + … Continue reading

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