Thursday, June 23, 2016
We are currently planning a passage to a place even more remote than ours, the Faroe Islands. The Faroes are half way between Denmark and Iceland in a desolate stretch of water. Like Scotland to their south, they have little tide range but strong tidal currents. Navigation can be tricky, but we are figuring it out. Self-sufficiency is paramount. One of the joys of having a sailboat is being able to get to remote places that are not so easy to get to otherwise.
Thursday, June 16, 2016
|Hurricane Alex in January 2016|
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
|T-shirts and shorts for the first time in years|
|Leaving the inner bay past Inishoo and Croagh Patrick|
We sailed out in beautiful weather though not much wind. In fact it was glass calm. So we motored most of the way to Clare Island, our destination for the June Bank Holiday weekend.
Friday, June 10, 2016
is after all like
Single-Handing Half the Time
- Daria Blackwell
After crossing oceans a few times, I was often asked if I didn't get tired of my husband during three weeks together at sea. I always answered no, because I hardly ever saw him. "What?" they said, "But you're together on a boat 24/7?" Yes, but you're rarely together and awake at the same time. So basically, sailing double-handed is like sailing solo half the time.