Mod Cons We Live Without

Part of the reason I tagged along with Steve during his last work contract was that shore side accommodation was provided, AKA: I had a free place to sleep. We spent 7 weeks living in an apartment right in the heart of the city, surrounded by high rises and busy construction sites – I watched…

Top 10 After 10

Our ten-year anniversary has, understandably, sparked a little nostalgia and reflection. The other evening while sitting along the fence in the boatyard, looking at Kate still up on the hard and enjoying our ritual sundowner beers, we got to chatting about the gear and equipment that we’ve come to rely on and all the “stuff”…

Top 10 Weird Food Sold in a Can

As part of my “Less is More” ethos for this year I recently did a major clean out on board. Our wee closet and drawers were thinned out yet again, the cupboard in the head was decluttered and all the holds in the galley were sorted through. What I ended up with was pretty impressive…

Top Ten on the Beach

We spent last weekend on the beach, but not just any beach. We spent last weekend on perhaps the busiest beach in all of the Philippines. The island of Boracay (pronounced Bor-RA-cai) is only 9km long and 1km wide. White Beach takes up most of the western side of the island and is THE tourist…

Top Ten Galley Myths

In no particular order, here are the Top Ten misconceptions I would like to break about cooking and eating on a small sailboat. 1.“Boat” food is different than “land” food. It doesn’t have to be. Sure you have to think ahead, the grocery store is not just around the corner, and you may not be…