Musings of a sailor, writer, dreamer

05 June 2010 | Green Turtle Cay
22 August 2008 | Cooley’s Landing Marina, Fort Lauderdale
29 June 2008 | Bimini
26 June 2008 | Lynyard Cay
20 June 2008 | Hopetown Harbor
10 June 2008 | Man O’ War Cay
05 June 2008 | Marsh Harbor
28 May 2008 | Black Sound, Green Turtle Cay
24 May 2008 | Green Turtle Cay
19 May 2008 | Moraine Cay
18 May 2008 | Mangrove Cay
18 May 2008 | West End, Grand Bahama
06 February 2008 | Fort Lauderdale, FL
13 August 2007 | Long Cove, Tenants Harbor
09 August 2007 | Robinhood Marine Center, Riggs Cove
02 August 2007 | Seal Cove just inside Cape Elizabeth
29 July 2007 | Salem, Mass.
23 July 2007 | Brenton Cove, Newport Harbor
22 July 2007 | Mystic Seaport, CT
15 July 2007 | Newport Marina, Jersey City, New Jersey


17 June 2007 | Midway Marina
Clear, Winds SW 5-10
Another long day, but spectacular! From the ospreys to the herons to the cypress to the grasses, I love coastal North
Carolina. Luckily, we were outside and going slowly so we could smell the piney woods and hear the birdsongs. I feel sorry for the people going by on the big, fast million-dollar powerboats. They don't know what they're missing.

Bruce kept telling me that there wasn't much in Coinjock, but i think he's wrong. The town is split in two by the ICW. Neat homes with colorful flowerbeds and tall birdhouses on towers line the banks. There are two marinas, and we are at the one that has almost no boats. All the powerboats are tied up across the way. They are headed into the restaurant over there.

Here there is a huge grassy lawn and I threw a ball for Chip for an hour and wore him out. We sat in the cockpit drinking a beer and watching the herons fish the shallows across the river. There is more than just the difference of sail vs. power. Our slower pace on the water mirrors our attitude toward life in general.

I met a fellow on the dock and he was admiring our boat. He pointed to his powerboat and said, "I've gone over to the dark side."

I nodded in agreement. "Yeah, you're right."

Fair winds!
Vessel Name: Talespinner
Vessel Make/Model: Caliber 33
Hailing Port: Fort Lauderdale
Crew: Christine Kling
About: Christine is the writes nautical fiction including the suspense novels featuring tug and salvage captain Seychelle Sullivan and the the Caribbean thriller, Circle of Bones. She cruises aboard OPB's (other People's Boats) and her own Caliber 33 Talespinner.
Christine has cruised the waters of the South Pacific, Caribbean and Atlantic for over 35 years. She has been a charterboat cook, windsurfing instructor, crew, and homeschooling mom. Christine bought her own boat in 2005, and it has been her primary home ever since. Christine is fulfilling her [...]
Home Page: http://www.sailblogs.com/member/kling/
Talespinner 's Photos - Talespinner (Main)
14 Photos | 1 Sub-Album
Created 21 June 2008
12 Photos
Created 6 June 2008
I live aboard my Caliber 33 in Fort Lauderdale, FL
7 Photos
Created 6 February 2008
16 Photos
Created 9 August 2007
Some photos of our cruise along this coast
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Created 24 July 2007
Wild Matilda sails into New York Harbor and out into Long Island Sound
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Created 22 July 2007

The crew

Who: Christine Kling
Port: Fort Lauderdale