Category Archives: Cruising

Wind power is awesome.


It is a proven technology and has many untapped potentials. Wind power has been used successfully for many years; it may predate the employment of galley slaves (those who row,  probably not those who cook in the galley). Even now, … Continue reading

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Success is Great!


If at first the jerks try to stop you, try again. Laura Dekker, a then thirteen year old young lady from the Netherlands, had long wanted to sail solo around the world in her twenty-six foot sailboat Guppy.  Although delayed … Continue reading

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Traveling Inland in Venezuela


After retiring from his law practice in 1996, Dan and his wife Jeanie cruised the Caribbean in their sailboat,  Namaste, until 2001.  Then they settled inland on their finca in rural Panama.  This article was first published back then in … Continue reading

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Boredom, the Curse of the Cruising Life


I wrote this back sometime in 2001 or maybe 2002, and it was intended as a spoof of my fellow cruisers. Most don’t have the attitudes suggested, and it’s grossly unfair. Still …………. The teak sparkles with countless coats of … Continue reading

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