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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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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

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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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More Cruising Videos on YouTube

Last June, we posted about our favorite sailing videos on YouTube.  We are still watching YouTube, but there are some new videos we have discovered over the past year.  So, we figured we would update you on some of our … Continue reading

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How We Chose a Surveyor

As soon as we had an accepted offer on our boat, we started to look for a surveyor.  There are a lot of benefits to having a survey before the purchase.  First, while we had looked over the boat carefully, … Continue reading

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Cruising Guides to Long Island Sound and Other Resources

The summer before I met Margaret, my buddy Jonny and I spent three weeks in the Chesapeake sailing my Catalina 22, Helbent.  We had a tremendous time exploring the bay, and, as soon as I got back, I started planning … 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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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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