Tag: COVID-19

Cruising untethered in the Sea of Cortez

Cruising is steeped in freedom. Thanks to coronavirus, that makes it more appealing than ever, while at the same time it is more circumscribed than ever. Sailing north and deeper…

/ October 2, 2020

Weather routing for passages

Jamie will be the first to tell you he’s not a weather router. But weather advice has crept into the work we do with coaching clients, as we seek to…

/ September 11, 2020

Buying a boat remotely

Bias to action: a quality in people who get things done. Right now, working on what’s possible to do – instead of what isn’t – is helping future cruisers make…

/ August 1, 2020

Going in the face of uncertainty

Taking our children under the Golden Gate Cheering on a family beginning their cruising dreams this morning, I imagined the wonders in store for them and thought about our steps…

/ July 27, 2020

Reassurance from Baja’s bounty

Cruisers obsess over food sourcing and long-term storage more than the typical person. Over-provisioning is one of the classic new cruiser mistakes that even seasoned cruisers are prone to make.…

/ July 8, 2020

Totem’s interim normal

A new rhythm patterns our secluded life as Totem floats off the cinder-strewn cone of Isla Coronados. Calling this the new normal feels premature, but it’s an interim normal with…

/ May 20, 2020

Vessel Restricted in Ability to Maneuver

ColRegs, the popular acronym for that mouthful “International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea,” includes in rule no. 3 the definitions for boats restricted in their ability to maneuver. Reading…

/ April 30, 2020

10 Tips for Self-Isolation, Learned from Life at Sea

It has been a long time since I sat down to catch you up here on my blog. After the book project, I needed time away from the keyboard. A…

/ April 16, 2020