Monthly Archives: May 2014

Nobody move – this is a shakedown….cruise.

For our non-sailor readers, a shakedown cruise is the term for the first time you take the boat out for a sail.  As the term implies, it is a time to shake out all of the kinks in the systems … Continue reading

Posted in Home Page, Margaret's Blog | 2 Comments

2 West Marines, 1 Defender

A day in pictures:

Posted in Home Page, Margaret's Blog | 1 Comment

This line is kinky….

Today was a beautiful day to be on the water.  After sleeping in a bit, I got up when Jeff returned from town, where he went to find Internet, to work on his online course.  And, since the boat is … Continue reading

Posted in Home Page, Margaret's Blog | Leave a comment

Sea Trial and Tribulations

Saturday morning we wore up early to get the Genoa bended on before the sea trial. We had plans to meet with Phil, our surveryor, at 9 am for coffee to get reacquainted and ask a few questions about what … Continue reading

Posted in Home Page, Margaret's Blog | 3 Comments

A Busy Day on Bear

Today was a busy day aboard Bear.  After our first night sleeping aboard, we were surprisingly well rested this AM.  The yard was quiet last night and, after the last train came through the nearby station, it was just us … Continue reading

Posted in Home Page, Margaret's Blog | Leave a comment

Getting Ready for Commissioning

Just to the left of center in the above photo is Bear on the hard. I took this photo while I grabbed a cup of chowder at the Lobster Shack, which is a delightful little place that serves up lobster … Continue reading

Posted in Home Page, Jeff's Blog | 1 Comment

The Preparations Begin!

Today was my last day of official teaching, only a few more meetings, a bit of grading, and the always-too-long graduation ceremony to attend before I am officially free.  I have begun to gather our gear for our first summer … Continue reading

Posted in Home Page, Margaret's Blog | Leave a comment