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A Passion for Exploration

“Gratitude. More aware of what you have than what you don’t. Recognizing the treasure in the simple– a child’s hug, fertile soil, a golden sunset. Relishing in the comfort of the common– a warm bed, a hot meal, a clean shirt.”

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Europe 2018

Hello, World!

When creating a travel blog, that phrase- hello world- takes on special meaning.

Several years ago I had the opportunity to visit an aunt and uncle in Hong Kong for three weeks. 531 more words

Europe 2018

Provisioning for a month

That’s what about 2/3 of the provisions for four for a month aboard looks like, well, 2.5-3 weeks anyway.

Mom and I did the big provisioning run Wednesday for groceries, minus fresh produce, which Dave & I will pick up on the way to the boat Saturday. 147 more words


Preparing for the Shakedown Cruise

Those of you who know me well, already know about our plan to live aboard our solar electric catamaran, Indigo Lady, in the Caribbean, starting the spring of 2019. 406 more words


The Simplicty of the Farmer's Market

“Is she the official photographer?”
– Shopper at Farmer’s Market

Soundtrack: “Rain” by José Feliciano

Shopping for groceries today is something that we do “on the go”. 1,129 more words

With an Open Heart

In less than one week I will be on a plane, or rather multiple planes, on my way to Zambia! I cannot believe how this summer has flown and that the departure will be here so soon. 243 more words


Day Eleven: Pompeii

We had booked a second city tour for our stay in Naples, this one of the city itself and of Pompeii, and thank God we didn’t have to travel very far throughout hectic Naples to our early morning meeting point, or else we might have missed it. 500 more words