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Only in the Dominican Republic have I experienced the challenge of driving in an easterly direction on the shoulder of the west bound lane. This occurs where Highway #5 from Semana merges with Hwy #3 to Punta Cana. …
January 11, 2013 seems like eons ago. The frenetic pace that moved me from a comfortably numb existence to living the dream is overwhelming. Where have I been these past three months, where am I now, and where am I going are the questions I am learning to answer in the present tense. Following the philosophy of Eckhart Toll in his books about the "Power of Now" it is clear that doing so empowers one to enjoy the roses along life's twists and turns.
Weaving philosophy throughout my…Continue
Before heading off to work on Friday I packed my stuff for a weekend on the boat and stowed it in the car; gym bag, toiletries and laptop. At 5:30 I check out of the office and headed east towards New Bern, stopping briefly to fuel up at Sam’s Club. Arriving at the dock it was still light out as I loaded my gear in a dock cart and proceeded to the boat. Climbing aboard I settled in after a quick check of the bilges and other routine tasks such as opening the thru hull valves for the…Continue
there i sa bit of my engine that has been missing for over 2000 miles--and i donot remember ever seeing it in place. isnt something one would look for--is the plug or cap to the hole which is used to adjust the engine. could be for timing adjustments--i never had to have timing adjusted so i didnt think about the problem being something so simple.
this is a small plug or cap that covers a little adjustment port on the…Continue
I am leaving in 5 days on a two week sailing trip to the San Juan Islands and have just started having electrical problems! I am having a hard time figuring out what is going on.Problem: When on…Continue
Hi all, I am interested in meeting up to crew on daytrips or short 2-3 day sails. Experience is with warm water sailing, but would like to make new friends and meet people in the area. KirstenContinue
We have a 2004 Beneteau 331 which takes in water into the forepeaks only when taking water over the bows. Normally bone dry (even in heavy rain), she absorbed 7 buckets full in a recent crossing from…Continue
Hi, I am looking for the best alternative to climb the sail mast. My final list puts ATN mastclimber and the Brion Toss harness. I see the ATN practical in that one could auto ascend. On the other…Continue