9 Nifty Gift Ideas for a Greener Galley

The holiday season is upon us – actually it has been upon us in the stores in the Philippines since September, no joke. Last night watched Holiday Inn, the first in our annual Christmas movie line up. We’ve been looking for “the perfect anchorage” to spend the holidays; away from towns but still within mobile….

A Decade, A Milestone

April marked the 10th anniversary of Steve and I taking the plunge. I am not talking about marriage, I am talking about signing on the dotted line, offically becoming boat owners. Our mad plan was hatched on a dock in Martinique in February 2008. By June we’d quit our jobs, found our boat, drove across…

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

Sometimes you have a bad day and shake it off. Other times bad days string together into a bad week, leaving you to wonder just how you managed to pissed off absolutely all of the God’s, at the exact same time. At the beginning of March we had one of “those” weeks. We had recently…

POV in PNG

One of the things I like most about living on a boat is that it gives you the ability to change your point of view…literally. Sometimes it is just the wind swinging the boat around a little while resting on anchor, offering you a slightly different angle on things. Sometimes you to move to a…

A Different Angle on Things

I woke up this morning feeling rested for what seems like the first time in over three weeks. The difference was noticeable not only to me but to Steve, whom I spoke to via Skype at 0630 this morning, after brushing my teeth but before making coffee. He said I sounded like I had pep…

A Glass of Perspective

I went to happy hour this week at the marina bar.  Arriving by myself I sat at the only empty chair at the bar and ended up having a couple very interesting conversations. Sitting on my left was Italian single-hander. We communicated completely in French as he spoke no English and beyond a few culinary…