Category Archives: Jeff’s Blog

Working On A Schedule (like footprints in the sand)

Over the last couple days, I have been making some good progress, finishing the anchor locker, sanitation hose, and a few other projects. I am hoping to get the bottom painted and a new transducer installed by the weekend, when … 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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Getting After the Anchor Locker

I already had an idea that the wood divider in our anchor locker had some rot in it. But today I began to appreciate just how extensive that rot was. In the photo below, you can see the ply center … Continue reading

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Back Aboard Bear

After leaving Peoria on Monday and spending a few days in Michigan hanging out with family and friends and doing some work, I made it to Bear this evening. At first glance, everything aboard looks good, but I will really … 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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Catching Up with Caper, a Cabot 36 – Part II

This is part two of a two part series on Caper – a boat Margaret and I looked at before we bought Bear – and the people who have loved her. You can read part one here. And you can … Continue reading

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Catching Up with Caper, a Cabot 36

When we started this blog nearly five years ago, Margaret and I planned on buying a boat in three or four years. Quickly, we moved that time frame up and, before too long, began the search that resulted in us … Continue reading

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The Florida Keys and Those Crazy Critters

Over New Year’s, Margaret and I spent a few days down in the Florida Keys, camping, snorkeling, and sampling as many bars as we could. While we were there, we managed to meet up with our friend Jonny, who is … Continue reading

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Our Adventures with Menhaden

As a kid, there were several summers when my buddy Steve and I were inveterate fishermen and crabbers, heading to the club docks with pole and trap whenever we were not out sailing. We’d fish for anything that we could … Continue reading

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Looking Ahead to Boat Projects for Spring 2017

Last week, I mentioned that I will be heading out to Bear around April 1st to get a few projects done. In this post, I thought I would detail a few of the bigger projects that we are looking to … Continue reading

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