Author Archives: Margaret

New Return to Seasons Episode on YouTube!

After a long hiatus, we have returned to YouTube with the season finale of our 2016 sailing season.  In this video, we sail to Hadley Harbor, Cuttyhunk, Newport, through the East River and off the New Jersey coast (with whales!). … Continue reading

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Sabbatical Upgrades: Satellite Communications at Sea

As we prepare for our extended cruise we have been making a list of equipment purchases and repairs that we need to do to outfit Bear, our Tayana 37, for more extensive cruising.  Though we have lived aboard for the … Continue reading

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Photography Inspired By The Sea

As some of you know, in addition to being a part-time cruiser, I am also a professor of photography.  Over the past 4 years I have been making work inspired by my time living on the water.  The video link … Continue reading

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New YouTube Episode – The Sailing Capital: Newport, RI

In this episode, we explore Newport, RI, touted by some as The World Sailing Capital. Come along as we attend the Newport Folk Festival, view the Newport Mansions, have cocktails at the Castle Hill Inn, and scope out the Seaman’s … Continue reading

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Check out our new t-shirt designs!

Hello Return to Seasons Crew!   We are excited to announce a new fundraising effort to help us continue to make sailing videos and purchase new equipment for this endeavor.  We have been working with a team of designers for … Continue reading

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Gifts for Sailors – A Dozen Salty Gifts for under $50

It’s that time of the year again! Return to Seasons has another list to help you pick the perfect gift for the sailors you love!  Happy holidays! 1. Sailing Watch – this waterproof watch has wonderful features for your sailor including … Continue reading

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A Sleepless Night Aboard Bear

I am anxious.  And perhaps a bit frustrated. It is about halfway into our third season aboard the boat and I am realizing just how much I do not know about the most important part of the boat.  Don’t get … Continue reading

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Hit by a storm on Chesapeake Bay

Yesterday we took our first sail of the season, leaving at 5:30AM from The Sailing Emporium in Rock Hall, MD heading to Chesapeake City, MD on the C&D canal.  Around 11:15AM we heard a Coast Guard warning on the VHF … Continue reading

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Hauling and Winterizing in Rock Hall, MD

Want to know how we winterize our sailboat for a long winter hibernation? Check out our latest episode in which we sail from Baltimore to Rock Hall, where we get hauled out at Sailing Emporium for winter storage. Hauling and … Continue reading

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Baltimore Cruising Videos

We recently put up two new videos about cruising in Baltimore, MD.  In Part 1, we tour the Patapsco River and Inner Harbor in our dingy.  In Part 2, we spend sometime ashore, walking around Fells Point and Patterson Park. … Continue reading

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