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Living with a tinnie

The new tender is wonderful in that it doesn’t need pumping up or out every day. In fact it’ll never need pumping up as it made from aluminium and even after the heavy rain we’ve experienced here in Cairns there has been very little water to pump out, the old dinghy had leaked like a sieve, more than we thought. 726 more words


What do you see?

Okay, I know. You see a yellow boat. But wait, there’s a story here. This boat was in Eel Pond, just behind the Woods Hole Marine Biology Laboratory. 417 more words


Our Circumnavigation

… of Shelter Island that is.  It was a busy run.  Here are the highlights.

We based in Coecles Harbor for a few days, and even sprang for a mooring ball for a few of them.   1,320 more words

US Atlantic Coast

Life's A Breeze

I always hated being out in the cold – in fact, I had a perpetual hatred of it. Wrap me up in a duvet and give me a hot chocolate any day, but stick me out in the cold for hours on end? 680 more words



The other day we went crabbing with N and H and the kids.  We caught nothing – or rather, we caught lots of crabs but didn’t manage to get any of them in the bucket.   88 more words

Isle Of Wight

South Fork

aka The Hamptons, or most of the Hamptons anyway.  Forks, counties, towns, villages, hamlets… it’s all very confusing up here.  I like the image though of Long Island as a fish swimming towards the west, with a forked tail. 1,300 more words

US Atlantic Coast

Martha's Vineyard part 3

Today, we’ll continue our stroll around the small fishing village of Menemsha.

This is one way to do your shopping.  This couple took their dinghy to the store, bought something for supper, and and took it back to the boat they live on for the summer.  140 more words