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No Sand Varnish & My Redemption
GGuilty! All I can do is confess. That’s my takeaway from the how-to blog video I watched during lunch today. They seemed to know all my excuses for not posting, and I hate being so like their usual suspects.read more…
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Oil on Troubled Waters ~ Part 2
Storm Tactics In part one “Oil On Troubled Waters” I pretty much convinced myself that "Colony II" should be kitted up to...
Oil On Troubled Waters ~ Storm Tactics
A highlight of being a liveaboard sailor is the dock chatter that comes your way some mornings. This morning, something along the...
Summertime Strawberry Banana Bread
Is it breakfast, snack, or dessert? Who cares it's banana bread aboard! And a healthy, delicious strawberry banana bread that can be...
Launch the Long Boats
So it seems to me ~ Day 67 The voyage to nowhere has entered the doldrums of confused seas. That makes little...
Tropical Sail Away Home Baked Oatmeal
Pineapple and Toasted Coconut Baked Oatmeal Tropical flavors just seem to go perfectly on a boat, whether palm trees are on the...
Voyage to Nowhere — Forced Change
Day 45 ~ Forced Change Things that force you to change. You wouldn’t do it otherwise, even though you might think "yeah...
Julie’s Vegetable Soup
Hot soup for the high seas! A delicious and easy vegetable soup. Seasoned with garlic, thyme and parsley, and chock full of veggies, plus it’s WFPB. Just add your favorite hearty bread.
Day 33 — Voyage to Nowhere — Storm Tactics
Well, it’s been about ten days since the last post and it seems the notion that people are getting antsy to get things back moving again has taken hold. This is a thing that happens when you’ve hove to in a storm for a while. When it’s bad and you’re in the middle of the fury, you’re glad as hell for the respite you’ve gained with the tactic. It’s really not great, but it’s way better than bashing downwind
My name is Bill and I’m an Anchor-holic, or so I’ve been accused. I confess, not counting the little dinghy anchors, there are 10 aboard Colony II. “Ten!? … where do you put ten anchors?” a reasonable person could reasonably wonder. I can explain quite reasonably, mostly.
Day 23 — Voyage to Nowhere — Getting our Wits
Eighty degrees by 10 AM with a westerly breeze at 9 knots and a zero percent chance of rain; I think we’ll fly an imaginary spinnaker today and make good weather of it. Maybe that would be a good thing to get started on researching today, a real spinnaker. I’ve been intrigued with the idea for quite some time to give ol’ Colony II better light air