Tagged solo sailing

Solo and going with the flow

Last weekend Riley and I decided to go for a mini weekend cruise to reward ourselves for not shooting anybody during the Poulsbo Third of July Fireworks. I was abundantly thankful that neither my boat nor any of my neighbor’s boats were harmed, bumped into, or even glared at. In fact as I was staying…

Cruising Plans-Need Advice

When I used to board my horse in Livermore, California, I learned some invaluable lessons from Wendell*, a fellow horse-boarder. Among his many small pearls of wisdom, one was, “When it comes to horses, never offer unsolicited advice.” The adage can be used for many things, including sailing. Everyone has a certain way of doing…

First Sail of 2012

A few days ago I went out sailing for the first time this year! It’s been many months since I took out my girl, in fact the last time I ventured out with her was for a “race” at the end of October of 2011. I say “race” because there was barely any wind, so…

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Winter Sailing

I’m living on a sailboat for a few good reasons: It’s cheaper (a LOT cheaper), so I don’t have to bite my nails every month to make rent. It has an undeniable coolness factor of ten, as I get to say “I’m a novelist and graphic designer who lives on a sailboat.” Hard to top…

Too Nice Out to be Sick

It’s Monday, which always signifies the beginning of the work week, but for me it reminds me that I’m not 100% well. Being sick is always a drag, but today I’ve decided to try my best to shelf it. It’s way too pretty outside to be sick, and Libby wants to go sailing. Who am I…

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