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The Sinking of Bounty

I am sure many of you reading this recall the harrowing news of the sinking of Bounty, death of her captain and one crew member, and courageous rescue of the rest of her crew during Hurricane Sandy. I was interested … Continue reading

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Chesapeake Trip – Spray Beach Yacht Club to Cape May

This is the fourth in a series on my 2011 trip to the Chesapeake aboard my Catalina 22, Helbent.  Here are the first, second, and third posts. It was only fifty degrees, so I dressed warm while I was still … Continue reading

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Where Will We Cruise First – The Cruising Video Game

In my first three posts on where we might cruise first, I focused on how the location of our purchase and refit, our refit plans, and the season of out departure will affect our initial cruising plans. In the next … Continue reading

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Where Will We Cruise First – Season of Departure and Routing

This is the third in a series of posts on our thoughts about where we will cruise first and the factors impacting that decision. In the first post, I detailed how the location of our purchase and refit will impact … Continue reading

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Where Will We Cruise First – Boat Condition and Refit Plans

This is the second in a series of posts on our thoughts about where we will cruise first and the factors impacting that decision. The last post can be found here. It is likely that we will not undertake a … Continue reading

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Where Will We Cruise First – Location of Purchase and Refit

Margaret and I have spent a lot of time dreaming about and genuinely discussing where we would like to cruise to first. We do not quite agree, but we are coming to understand each other’s perspectives a little more. I … Continue reading

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Favorite Running Routes

Just before I headed out to run today, I commented to Margaret that I was a little bored with my 5-6 mile run options from the house. As every runner knows, having some key routes is critical. Fortunately, Peoria has … Continue reading

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Running and Sailing: Feeling Alive

For the past few days, I have been suffering through a bit of writer’s block. There are a wealth of topics I want to write on, but I am repeatedly failing to get exactly what I want to say on … Continue reading

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Chesapeake Trip – Provisioning and More Preparation

This is the third in a series of posts about a trip I made to the Chesapeake on my old Catalina 22, Helbent, during the summer of 2011. My folks had recently sold their house on the island, so when … Continue reading

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Lin Pardey’s Mackerel Loaf

While reading Lin Pardey’s Care and Feeding, one recipe in particular caught my attention: the salmon loaf. I am a sucker for canned fish, and I have experimented enough with canned salmon to have created a few meals I like.

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