Monthly Archives: March 2014

Photographing Women Who Sail

Last week, I began photographing women who live and work on the water for a new photographic series funded, in part, by the Puffin Foundation.  I was welcomed aboard by three lovely women who I met via Women Who Sail, … Continue reading

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Aboard Bear for the first time!

Fortunately, we do not teach on Fridays, so that allowed us to leave after our classes on Thursday afternoon. We ended up driving out to eastern Ohio before stopping for the night. The next day, we drove the rest of … Continue reading

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Driving to Connecticut Interview – Heading to see Bear!

As we were in the process of setting up the survey, it became clear that, because of Margaret’s busy schedule, I was going to be going to the survey without her.  Understandably, Margaret wanted to see the boat in person … Continue reading

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Don’t Touch It If You Can’t Handle It – Day 6 Bahamas Charter

We woke up early in Settlement Harbor to a light rain.  We used the morning shower to  help clean the decks which had become pretty gross from our treks ashore.  The weather sequestered us to the boat for a bit, … Continue reading

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The Yachtworld Market – What Happened to the Boats We Looked At?

There are a number of frustrating things about looking at boats on Yachtworld, all related to the fact that the managers of the website keep a good deal of data to themselves.  You have no idea how long a boat … Continue reading

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Nipping and Grabbing on Great Guana Cay: Bahamas Charter Day 5

Day five was a big day for exploring.  In the morning, Jeff took Sasha and David to Dive Abaco after listening to the Cruiser’s Net.  While they were gone, I tidied up the boat a bit and made some breakfast … Continue reading

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An Accepted Offer!

With the call from the broker, we were relieved knowing at last, but also deflated. We had discussed our finances repeatedly over the previous four days, and had come to the conclusion that we could afford to pay only half … Continue reading

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Call for Women Sailors

I am excited and proud to announce that I have been awarded a 2014 Puffin Foundation grant to begin a new photographic series about women who sail and work on the water.  The Puffin Foundation “supports artists and art organizations who … Continue reading

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Waiting and Wondering

As many of you know, the weather in Illinois has been awful this winter, and the weekend we put the offer in on Bear was no different.  Temperatures were in the single digits and a pile of new snow blanketed … Continue reading

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We Put an Offer in on a Boat!

Though I was done looking at boats in Florida, the whirlwind trip was not over yet. My flight left out of Miami early the next morning, leaving me some time to catch up with a college buddy and meet his … Continue reading

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