retiring on a sailboat
Ten years ago Margie and I sailed to Albany NY, then back to Florida. We got to be friends with a number of other cruisers along the way, meeting couples from all walks of life, that we still keep in contact with today. After a day or two of secluded anchorages we would see another […]
We are back on our sailboat(s) after several weeks of vacation in California and Indiana. It was fun being on solid ground, Indiana felt especially non-moving with 1000 miles +/- to an ocean. Also fun to sleep in a fixed in place bed located in a hermetically sealed quiet room. Oh yeah, all the water pouring down on me […]
After 30 plus years of sailing I am still learning new things. On a small boat in calm waters with an easy day of instruction you can learn the basic principles of sailing. Being comfortable standing a watch at 2 AM on a 50′ sailboat with miles of ocean around you, the lights of a ship heading toward you in the distance and a thunderstorm off your port bow may take a little longer.
In my college days I was the House Manager at the TKE house at Butler University. One of the rooms caught fire due to an electrical short. After calling the fire dept. and using several fire extinguishers to no effect we evacuated everybody from the building. Needless to say I was quite concerned, adrenaline pumping, […]