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To Europe or Not to Europe, That WAS the Question

compagnon  (plural compagnons, feminine compagne) from Old French compaignon, lifelong partner, significant other Anyone that knows David and me knows that we enjoy spending time in Europe. There are many reasons for this I don't need to go into here, but if you know...

Cruising in Tune Together

A few weeks back, when we were holed up at our friend Elisa's place (between when the boat would be ready and when we had to leave the condo for the last time), David and I were interviewed for a Latitude 38 podcast. Neither of us knew what to expect, but what it...

Lots has Happened (or How 8 Months Just Drifts By)

I haven’t written a blog post since December 2021, which is crazy because a lot has happened since then. I’ve been thinking about another post for the last few days, but I’m struggling with where to start. But first, we are now living on the boat full-time at Richmond...

Happy One Month Anniversary

In honor of our one month anniversary of "living" on our new boat, I thought I'd catch the old blog up with everything that's happened. Hard to believe it's only been a month, because it feels like it's been so much longer. First off, yes, it's been a challenge as...

Same as it ever was, same as it ever was…

It's been many weeks of chaos, living on the edge, packing, sorting, throwing away, pawning stuff off on neighbors, and things are finally feeling a bit more "normal" again. OK, it hasn't been living on the edge, and our new lives are far from normal, but since last...

The Final Countdown

We're leavin' togetherBut still it's farewellAnd maybe we'll come backTo Earth, who can tell?I guess there is no one to blameWe're leaving ground (leaving ground)Will things ever be the same again? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jK-NcRmVcw I played piano at a...

The Circle of Life

Yesterday, David graduated from the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding Marine Systems program. The pandemic-year class that David was in was full of really interesting people. Some veterans, some that were looking to start a different career, some who were...

The Only Thing to Fear is Fear Itself

We went through an interesting twist this weekend when we started to consider spending another season here in Port Townsend. It was an 18 hour discussion, which resulted in us staying the course that we'd already discussed. Ultimately I don't know if it was fear of...

My Shorts Fit Better, and the Dog is Still Alive

As you can probably imagine, we're going through a monumental shift in our lives, individually and together. Leaving the Bay Area was a huge shift in thinking, because we'd both lived there a long time and we have a tight group of friends there. Our sailing community...