Sailing Mango

Short Tacking In San Diego

Me: "Crash Tack! Crash Tack! Chris, quick, haul in on the port sheet. Haul in!" Chris: "Yep! OK, left. Or.. wait, right?" Eric: "Yes, left. No... left." Chris, concentrating: "Right... Scott, ho...

2018/07/07

Surfing a sailing forum this morning, I stumbled upon a catamaran that both Kristen and I have admired from the comforts of our couch. Naturally I had to look to see if any were for sale, there alw...

Back In Mexico

Last year, by which I mean Spring of 2017, maybe March or April, my parents and sister’s family agreed to meet in Mexico for a week during December, 2017. A house was booked in Bucerias, the next t...

Unanticipated Joy

This morning, early at about 3:30am, our little rat dog woke me with a whine. Instead of needing to go out, which I found only after going out, it was made clear to me that she simply wanted to p...

Cruising Laughter

Prior to buying our boat and heading out, I would read blogs of families who were out cruising, and one of the big advantages that stood out to me was having more family time. People waxed on about...

Little Things

I wrote this about a month ago in July, so some of the references are a little off. "Ha-ha, it bugs you, doesn't it?" Kristen just chuckled. She hadn't been in the shower for more than half a min...

House Sweet House

Here it the short version, as short as I could make it, which is not terribly short, of our housing situation since arriving in Seattle. First, primo, we lived in a long term hotel. It was only tw...

Job Search - Geek Style

Raise your hands, who likes searching for a job? Yeah, me too. I find it boring, mindless, intimidating, frustrating, and it makes me want to aimlessly wander around in circles. So how can we ma...

Where To Live

"I will destroy you!", says Annie. "I have to poop! I will destroy you!" "You! Yes you, five hundred feet away! i have to poop and I WILL destroy you! And poop!" Or so we think that is what she i...

Back In Seattle

In Patrick O'Brian's novel, Letter Of the Marquis, one of the two main characters, Steven Maturin, is walking several miles to meet up with his friend Jack. Along the way, he meets a gentleman who ...