Short story: We were denied by Mexican authorities to drive our van past the border towns of the hassle free zone. Customs, immigration and the Banjercito. Long story: While getting our ducks in a row to enter Mexico, we noticed
It’s been a long few weeks to get to south Texas & the border of Mexico. We got slapped in the face on our intended departure date of 12/29 by a bitter cold spell that started after Christmas and lasted
It’s not often that we find a doppelgänger sailboat. Sv Piper, a Najad 343, with a center cockpit and aft cabin, has almost the same boat layout as us (mirrored), except ours is a ketch and their’s is a sloop.
We’ve been on the road for a couple of weeks now. The Northeast was full of stops to visit friends and family, but the after Annapolis, we have fewer people to visit. So we’ve been logging more miles during the
We only had one piece of business to take care of in Annapolis during boat show week: getting an extra part for our Airhead. Other than that, it was all about seeing friends.
V has been interested in coins since she we found two near our house dating back to the 1800s. They were in rough shape, so they’re not worth a whole lot, but she keeps them in her special collection.
The rest of our time in New York was packed. We had at hot breakfast with a high school friend of mine. After catching up, we said our goodbyes and headed through the maze of the MTA for the Met.
We were in Freeport, ME when we heard that tropical storm, Joaquin, was upgraded to a hurricane. But the news was overshadowed, literally, by the impending lunar eclipse.
Several years ago we were dinghy-ing back to Wildie, which was anchored in Georgetown. It was dusk and Tig spotted a sailboat ahead of us. “Kid boat,” he said.
There was the first, flip decision to do it, followed by the second, more serious decision to actually do it, and then the long third beginning, composed of weeks of shopping and packing and preparing to do it. –Cheryl Strayed,