Sailing Mango

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 ...

PV To SD - Day 4-5

We left Cabo early at 8 am. Ha ha! Who am I kidding, we barely had the coffee on by then. After making scones, doing final deck and cabin prep, trying to toast stale peanuts and not really improvin...

PV to SD - Day Three, Cabo

The winds picked up a little earlier today. Kristen turned on the engine during her three to six am watch, and we were able to set the jib flying and turn off the engine around ten this morning. He...

PV to SD - Day Two

Since last night we have been motor sailing, a combination of using the sails for stability and some drive, and using the engine to keep the speed up and provide continual thrust through the waves....