Sailing Mango

A Great Weekend

My cousin, once removed, got married this past weekend. The party started Thursday at my cousin's home. We ate, drank, swam, let the dogs go a little wild, and most importantly, visited with family...

Does It Get Easier To Leave?

Mango was alone for three days, two nights. She's fine, thank you for asking. I'm fine too. I'm Fine! We left her at anchor in Half Moon Bay while we spend that same time at my cousin's beach hou...

Left Turn

I am having a hard time remembering everything that happened during our seven day voyage. I want to remember it all, capture it, savor it, and relive it from time to time. The short story is we lef...

Arrived in Half Moon Bay

I am having a difficult time writing a blog post that captures even a fraction of what it was like to sail down from Seattle to HMB. In short, it was a great experience. There were times of cold an...

Weather Delays

I have been told, and it makes sense, that boaters have to get used to waiting for the weather. Who wants to be uncomfortable bashing into waves and winds, let alone the safety aspects of fatigue w...

Five Stages Of Engine Repair

When I was in tenth grade we had the option of taking several ten week classes for English. I took one called Death and Dying, and of course we studied Dr. Elisabeth Kubler Ross, who had a theory o...

36 Cup O Noodles - Locked and Loaded!

It has been a hell of a week. Here are the highlights. We hauled out in Edmonds on the way home from the Gulf Islands to inspect the keel after our barnacle scrap job. Just a quick ...

Splicing

I have been doing a bit of splicing these past few months. Mostly splicing anchor line around thimbles, but more recently I made a couple dyneema loops. Two short loops to attach the main sail to t...

Heading Home Today

I just wrote out the title of this post, Heading Home Today, and it struck me as strange, since we are in our home, our boat, and have been this entire trip. I guess the old "home is where your fam...

Back, In The USSA!

Turning hard, running out of room, the unthinkable wham!, and we hit a rock. The feeling was a little surreal, and felt a bit like being at the movies. But while the audio system of a theater can c...