All posts tagged with "sailing"

Rhodes 22 People

May 01, 2024

A recent Facebook comment got me to thinking about some of the characters from my early sailing days.

Boat Music

April 28, 2024

At the time of this post, we're in the middle of our Atlantic crossing. There's a lot of time for music and books, so that might be what I'm posting about for a little while.

Orca-strating a Passage

November 10, 2023

This week, a group of Orcas sank a sailboat near the Strait of Gibraltar. You've likely being seeing these stories for several months. They've attacked a couple hundred boats over there. Very often, they do little or no damage. A few times, they've sunk the boat. This is nerve-wracking.

Travel Update, Site Update, Social Butterfly

November 01, 2023

There are a lot of upcoming changes to the site, as I still try to get all of the old stuff re-posted. Not much here, other than to report on some planning that we've done, as well as some info on what site stuff is coming up. We finish up enumerating how immensely popular theskinnyonbenny family is this week.

Long Island Happy Times

May 31, 2023

As I mentioned when we last gathered, there are lots of reasons to spend time on Long Island, Bahamas. There were at least two things that I'll remember about that island forever, and a funny story to go with them. Here's a post about sailing in 2021 that isn't all disasters.

Don’t Worry About Long Island Robbers

May 26, 2023

We were at Great Exuma that Summer just before Fourth of July weekend. Our generator had long since shit the bed. Goodbye, sweet air conditioning. Goodbye working outlets from which we can charge the devices that we need in order to pay the bills. And goodbye to the most efficient way to keep the boat's batteries topped off.

Summer 2021 - How We Made a Weeklong Trip Take Half the Summer

March 08, 2022

Our 2021 sailing trip to the Bahamas was an absolute disaster. Before we left, lightnight fried our boat's electronics. The generator didn't make it to Key West. And we lost tons of consumer electronics to Neptune as well. We managed to have some fun though. This is how the trip started.

Summer Meetup

October 20, 2021

We had a hell of a time getting to the Bahamas this Summer. Our friends Robert and Crystal might have even done worse than us. Also, some really pretty pictures in this post.

Sporting Life

February 04, 2020

Marathon, boat related, beer drinking, swim meet. This post is just a disjointed mess of small things that have been going on.

Easter Week Trip

April 06, 2016

We spent the week of Easter on the sailboat. Almost entirely, we were tied up at Pontchartrain Landing on the lakeshore. It's an almost unknown RV Park and Marina, and not at all a bad place to hole up for a week.

Mandeville Sailing

October 30, 2015

We decided to sail to Mandeville, a town that's usually four or five hours from our home dock. It's a pretty standard trip for us, but this one spirals into nuttiness.

Purging My Innermost Complaints

May 28, 2015

I keep hearing something that is turning me into a deranged, foamy-mouthed lunatic. I'm not sure if this has just started, or if I've just started noticing. But I keep hearing people say "bolth" instead of "both." Are these maniacs stooges for the "L" lobby? Also, comments on a podcast, some journalism, and a sailboat electronics installation. It's not as disjointed as it sounds.

This Week in Happiness

November 20, 2014

Vanya's school had a Thanksgiving thing where we all go eat with the class. V served himself a typical little kid lunch: chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes, and a roll. While he was eating, the mom who brought the potatoes stopped and asked him how he liked them.

Went Sailing Sunday

October 30, 2014

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Travel Log – Gulf Coast Trip Part 2

September 04, 2014

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Travel Log - Gulf Coast Trip

July 02, 2014

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Sailing Vacation - Part 2

July 19, 2013

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Sailing Vacation - Part 1

July 17, 2013

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Easter Trip

April 28, 2011

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Race #1

April 14, 2011

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Three quick stories

June 16, 2006

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Know Your Steel

February 04, 2005

Last March, there was an interesting post to a sailing-related email list to which I subscribe. I get a good bit of interesting stuff, and I generally just drag the message over to a folder so that I can give it a good read some time later.