Cruising

Finally Back in Cruising Mode

Michelle and I are anchored off Punta Arena on the NW side of Vieques tonight. We’ve been working on the boat and/or moving her south since October and what was muscle memory has faded a bit and we found ourselves struggling with routine tasks! It feels good though, to be back on anchor and off…

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Haitian Refugees!

The country of Haiti is in a horrible state right now. The economy is in a shambles and their politicians seem to be unable or unwilling to do anything to help their people. This isn’t a new issue. In fact, Haiti has been a country in turmoil for centuries. To make matters worse, the country…

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Let the Summer Cruise Begin!!

We’re headed north again this summer. Our ultimate goal is to cruise North West Newfoundland and Labrador. Michelle, you see, wants to get a picture of Roam with an iceberg in the background and what Michelle wants.. Actually, we’re both really excited to stretch a bit this year and visit a really remote cruising ground….

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Slow Ride South

  “Step on a Crack and you break your mother’s back.” That old children’s poem is stuck in my brain as we pick our way south through the lobster pots scattered across the waters of Maine. They carpet the surface, in waters from just a few feet off the shoreline to over 300 feet deep…

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Goodbye Nova Scotia…Hello Maine!

We left Lunenburg, NS unexpectedly last week and headed directly for Southwest Harbor, Maine. What I mean is, we had planned on leaving on Friday (August 25), but the weather forecast for the 32 hour passage changed and when we woke up on Thursday morning, we realized that the best day to leave was Thursday…