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While this blog is about sailing it is also about dealing with mental illness and how sailing has saved my life. So here goes my latest installment. 1,690 more words


Last Minute Discount Due to Cancellation - 25th to 29th Dec - 10% off Standard Cabin - 2 Spaces

Due to a late cancellation, we can offer spaces in Pawara’s standard cabin for the Christmas Day departure. In addition there’s 10% discount on the trip price. 12 more words


Energy, Illness and Farewells in Mindelo Harbor

Saturday-December 3, 2016-Sao Vicente, Cape Verde

The sun is shining on Mindelo! After nearly two weeks of mostly gray skies and intermittent drizzling rain, our battery bank is now beginning to claw out of a deep solar deficit. 439 more words

Dawn Treader

Leave your shoes for the shore

I think I am landsick. Whenever I sit still I feel the motion of the boat. The sea hadn’t exactly been calm the past few days. 1,848 more words


Changing Tides and Times

After a 2 year forced grounding to a life of land living I have once again returned to the world of Live-aboard living. Life sometimes works and takes us in unexpected directions. 172 more words


Orbital Sander Saga

Last week my orbital sander began “bucking”.  We had purchased the Ryobi orbital sander last year for removing brown paint from upright areas of the boa, the sander has seen less than 25 sheets of sandpaper and was still covered under its 3 year warranty, so I called the warranty 800 number for Ryobi.   363 more words

Boat life in wintry weather

We’ve had a few frosts this autumn but the real winter weather started yesterday, with overnight low temperatures down here of about -5°C. We woke to a stunning white world, frost coating every blade of grass. 1,185 more words