Sailing the south coast of Brittany France

There is a lot more sand and less rocks here in the south part of Brittany. Many islands dot the coast and the land gently rolls into the ocean. There is also a lot of low water that drys out and becomes sandy beach. These beach’s fill up with sunbathers at low water. At highContinue reading “Sailing the south coast of Brittany France”

Kirby paints on a Herreshoff sailing boat

Kirby paints are made here in the US. Kirby paints have been around since the 1800,s. If your ever in New Bedford Mass go take a look at where the paints are made and meet the owners. I use them both on boats and in my home. They do exceptionally well on the hulls andContinue reading “Kirby paints on a Herreshoff sailing boat”

Castletown Bear and Glengarif Ireland

Castle town bear is a small port but is irelands second most important fishing port. We anchored snugly in the harbour and spent three days walking town, Dunboy castle and the back roads of town. We never found the stone circle. People here were super friendly and have a great love for there surroundings. WeContinue reading “Castletown Bear and Glengarif Ireland”

Kinsale Ireland – Sailing SW Ireland

Plenty to do here in Kinsale. The yacht club is most excellent with showers, laundry and great food. The people here are really genuine. On our first days travel I met a gypsy who settled down to raise horses, an ex real estate salesmen who sold out and became a fisherman, and a young manContinue reading “Kinsale Ireland – Sailing SW Ireland”

CROSSING THE ATLANTIC ONE FUCK UP AT A TIME

First we found rotten wood under the teak decks on the port side. This project set us back a full month in our schuduled departure date for the crossing. A bit stressful as we had crew and hurricane season approaching.  Waiting an extra day in Provincetown to finish shopping and fueling up cost us 5Continue reading “CROSSING THE ATLANTIC ONE FUCK UP AT A TIME”

TIGER MARU is heading to sea

After two months of determined work we are almost ready to hit the high sea. It has been a long time dream for both Julien and I to cross the pond in our own boat. Little did I know the amount of energy it would consume. I am tired, frazzled & worn. To view ourContinue reading “TIGER MARU is heading to sea”

Spring Varnish

Brightwork is finiky work.   As an offshore sailor who is pretty rough and tumble, I consider my varnish protection first, perfection second. As a wooden boat owner I am aware not only of the movement of the wood on the boat but also the area’s that take the abuse. Therefor I do things likeContinue reading “Spring Varnish”

Keeping WOODEN BOATS alive.

Keeping wooden boats floating can be daunting. There is always a problem to address and more coats of varnish to apply. Always a race to get to in to short of a time. ( most of us still sail and do not have motors big enough to get us places with out the sail up)Continue reading “Keeping WOODEN BOATS alive.”

Sailing Bahama’s Blue

  We loved the Bahamas even with a sailboat that draws 6.5 feet. We had to be careful where we went but we sure loved everywhere we got into. After sailing and living in the west indies for so many years- we found these islands a delightful change. There is a happyness amoungst the localContinue reading “Sailing Bahama’s Blue”