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Our house is getting bigger, or at least it appears that way. This illusion is created by the fact that there is now a LOT of empty space in our place. Rebecca has been selling stuff off as fast as Walmart! For those of you who have ever agonized over what to pack for a week-long vacation in the tropics, you may be able to extrapolate that feeling and imagine how hard it is to decide what to keep for…

My latest bit of research is coming by way of the book The Care And Feeding of the Sailing Crew by Lin and Larry Pardey. The authors of the book, the Pardeys have been cruising forever! And they do so now primarily onboard TALEISIN, their engineless 29 footer! The book goes into serious detail about provisioning, organizing a galley and preparing meals underway. My only critique of the book is that, because it includes recipes at the beginning of every…

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." - Mark Twain

We have been having some reasonable success trading our stuff for cash. This is a good thing because I seldom see boats being traded for old furniture and appliances! But, as Murphy's Law would have it, we found out this morning that in order to fulfill the final condition of our house sale it is going to cost us at least a thousand bucks. Sigh! Oh well. I guess this will get us conditioned for all of those unplanned boat…

Aren't Blogs supposed to somewhat like a diary? A weB-LOG? I think if we consider that most people's diaries are in fact quite private ours is very true to its roots. We may just have the most regularly-updated blog that is read by no one :) Or at least, not read by very many people (yet). Well, in case someone DOES actually read this we finalized the sale of our house this evening! Woo hoo! The house closes April 24th…

As previously noted we have been spending a ridiculous amount of time scouring the web, looking at available boats. One of the Catamarans which has caught our eye is the PDQ 36 (or her baby sister, the PDQ 32). These boats, which were built in nearby Whitby, ON, are pretty much the ONLY boats about which we have yet to read anything negative (and believe me we have looked). In fact, the only negative we have found is that there…

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