Solomon’s Article Wins Best in Travel & Destination

I am proud to announce that my article about our time in the Solomon Islands, “Patience of Solomon’s,” has taken first prize in the Boat Writers International Annual Writing Contest! Judge Carol Pierini said, “Patience of Solomon’s presents a well-documented overview of the Soloman Islands, complete with extensive details for each port. From introduction to…

Reading Roundup 2019

As you read in the last post I took a bit of a break from life online during 2019. But, just because I wasn’t writing on the blog doesn’t mean that I wasn’t writing. I had a very productive year and had several articles published, one of which I am particularly proud of. So, here…

Abandoning Ship, Cooking up a Storm, Keeping Your Cool and Solar Gadgets to Keep you Connected; Article Roundup

There is an old sailors mantra that says you should always step up into the liferaft, or in other words abandoning the vessel should be the very last resort. We had a chance to inspect our Viking life raft when we had it serviced in Fiji. Sitting inside the small, orange inflatable compartment was sobering;…

July Article

If you’re in Australia or New Zealand you can find a story about out time sailing in the Kingdom of Tonga in the July issue of Cruising Helmsman Magazine. It’s on sale now, Steve even found a copy of it in the Melbourne Airport last week! Love, H&S