Tag Archives: winter

Goodbye December, Hello 2017

Every winter is different, and it pays not to take anything for granted. “Be prepared” should always be the motto of the sailor and the liveaboard. That said… Continue reading

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Under Cover for Winter

To sum up: the challenges, we learned, were to build a cover that stands up to the wind, does not allow snow or rain to accumulate, gives us space to go forward along the deck to do things like put water into our tanks or tighten dock lines, and stays down and in place in even the windiest conditions. Each year we’ve managed to do a little better by solving the problems of the year before, and this winter we planned to keep improving. Continue reading

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A Furry Visitor

…We first noticed him (or her?) one fall day when the restaurant was still open, waddling casually up the ramp to investigate what he could find there, his ringed tail trailing behind him… Continue reading

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A Christmas Away

Our boat was well covered and relatively tidy and all three heaters were working away when we left… Continue reading

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In Good Weather and Bad…

…at some level everyone realizes those beautiful sunny days are only part of the picture, but not many people come to the marina when the winds are blowing hard and the rain is falling sideways… Continue reading

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Still Cruisers?

Have we crossed the line, at least for now? Are we more live-aboards than cruisers? And – does it matter? Continue reading

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