One Fish, Two Fish, Bluefish, Bluefish

One Fish, Two Fish, Bluefish, Bluefish

Cap said we were over halfway, but not in terms of speed. After our record-breaking night, we had slowed to a crawl. We were forced…

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Any Stove in a Storm

Any Stove in a Storm

I awoke to find the stove had gone out. Probably one big gust slid down the inside of the staysail, and that was that. I…

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What do you do With a Sea-sick Sailor?

What do you do With a Sea-sick Sailor?

Left cell phone range about 1 pm. Took HOURS for the crew to reef and raise the sails. I think until just after five –…

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Good-bye World

Good-bye World

Our new first mate arrived a few hours ago. The rest of the crew has been working in overdrive all day – sanding and varnishing…

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Boxing the Compass

Boxing the Compass

I’m so tired I keep falling asleep as I type this. The laptop on my lap is no deterrent. (And this was my day off!)…

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The Great Marlin Easter Egg Hunt (or, The Something Hilarious)

The Great Marlin Easter Egg Hunt (or, The Something Hilarious)

“I found one!” came Eve’s whispered voice when she got up on Easter morning. Today was the day that The Something Hilarious happened. After my…

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Overheard on the Dock

Overheard on the Dock

A lot of people stand and talk about us on the dock. They read the sign (often aloud) and comment on it. Sometimes they say…

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Learning the Ropes

Learning the Ropes

This morning Smith gave us a lesson in plotting and dead reckoning. I had to miss out on part of it, but I’ve really been…

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An Unwelcome Guest

An Unwelcome Guest

I always keep a rope across the galley doors, because coast guard regulations don’t permit people to come inside, and because it would be a…

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