Author Archives: Margaret

Rain in the morning, cheese at night!

Thursday was our last day in Port Jefferson Harbor, as we anchorage hop our way West toward NYC.  We woke to a drenching rain that lasted until the afternoon and used this time to make a good breakfast, grade papers, … Continue reading

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All Work and Some Play

It has been a busy few days here on Bear.  We had some mechanical issues that needed to be addresses and a lot of work to do ashore at the library, where we are able to get free wifi.   … Continue reading

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Wooden Boats, Free Showers, and Heady Topper

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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

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2 West Marines, 1 Defender

A day in pictures:

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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