Let the Wild Rumpus Begin

The journey over the Tropic of Cancer has been a treat, we have been blessed to hear the now familiar spin of Travis’ fishing reel as a fish takes hold of his lure and even got to put up the sails with the one of first great sailing days in over a month, Wahoo! It…

23° 26′ N 76° 0′ W

So far, traveling south over imaginary latitude lines has been relatively uneventful… Although for this next line-  we’re hoping for a bit more celebration as later this week will be officially crossing over the  Tropic of Cancer,  Wahoo!  We are currently at Georgetown, Exumas and will be moving south to the Jumentos and Ragged Cays…

The Lotus Dilemma

Happy New Year!  We’ve been in the Bahamas for a little over a month now and have definitely relished in the shallow snorkeling over beautiful coral heads in 10′ of water, the abundant wildlife for spearfishing (dinner hopefully), the family friendly Bahamian communities and the recent holiday arrival of several ‘kid boats’ which have brought…

The Stories We Live

While Travis and I were coming down from NY with Erik, he asked us to share some of our stories… life experiences that we would want to retell around a campfire and in someway, give insight into the people we were (okay, so I read a bit into his story request, but that’s what I…

Phase Three Begins: The Voyage Beyond

Up until this point in my life I would say I’ve had relatively few experiences which I would categorize as one of those man vs. nature conflicts.  Since beginning this journey south, I’ve begun to see that conflict- man vs. nature as being the under current to each day.  Where we choose to go or…

Crossing Our Rubicon

Crossing the Gulf Stream and sailing to lands beyond has always been the plan, but there have been so many little steps to get us to this one that it has always seemed too distant to actually be our reality.  However, the wind is changing early this week, so that means the elusive opportunity is…

Taking Florida at a Run

We were hoping for an early arrival into southern Florida warmer weather, but didn’t make it as planned before a storm holed us up just north of Daytona Beach.   No worries though- nothing a little bit of comfort food couldn’t help get us through the day of heavy rain 🙂   Here’s a pic…

Creatures and Castles

JEKYLL ISLAND, GA Conspiracy theory friends (or those who are interested in unpeeling some of the layers of  public awareness), I had one of those surreal moments the other day where I walked through time to the late 1800’s/ early 1900’s and saw  the infamous Jekyll Island Club… for those of you who aren’t familiar…

A Bit of STILLNESS

There was a recent AP article Travis and I came upon the other night– one that a renowned world globetrotter shared his foremost opinion on the best place to travel: Nowhere- that amongst all of the multi-tasking, constantly connected, airport-hopping lifestyles we need STILLNESS. Half of me agrees with him, the other half still yearns to see…

Phase II: Offshore Slogging

I know I spoke briefly last post about our time at Wrightsville Beach, NC.  Truth be told- we were there to capture a quick shot of my nephew serving a mission in the Raleigh NC area- currently stationed at the Hampstead Ward which was relatively close to shore (a mere 6 miles away:).  So we…

Phase II: Southbound via the ICW- Here Comes the Sun Again

After a relatively damp few days in the Dismal Swamp, the weather and wind has been working to our advantage the past few days.   We anchored off of Goat Island in the canal, then planned for a crossing of the Albemarle Sound with light to fair winds at 10 to 20 knots, waves 1 to…

Phase II: Southbound via the ICW- Great Dismal Swamp

Today this quote by Mark Twain has especially touched my heart- Throw off the bowlines Sail away from the safe harbor Catch the wind in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover. This morning we did exactly that and said good bye to Travis’ parents for the short term, waving our hearts out and looking forward to…