Posted in Adventures Historical research

Preserving the Skills

There was a lot of talk back in the early 1900s about losing the skillset needed to sail large wooden vessels. As sailing ships were…

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Tearing Open the Envelope

When I was a kid, I was terrified of the water. Totally convinced there was something lurking under the surface that was going to grab…

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Posted in Adventures Safety at Sea

Meeting the Next Challenge

Every year, I set myself at least one major challenge in each of the three areas that I consider essential to living a good life:…

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Posted in Adventures Safety at Sea

Find Your Gurus

I learn lots of stuff on my own — I figure it out, I try and fail and try and succeed, I break something and…

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Winter Is Com… Here!

As I sit in front of the (electric) fire this week before Thanksgiving, I am busy plotting boat stuff for next spring and summer. Like…

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Crew Life

If you really want to learn something about yourself, sign up to crew on a boat. There are lots of opportunities to help out on…

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