Second Star to the Right...

...and straight on 'til morning. Sailing around the world in search of Neverland - a magical place where the sun always shines, the breeze is 15 knots across the beam, men are pirates or lost boys, and women are mermaids or fierce Indian princesses

Vessel Name: Agua Dulce
Vessel Make/Model: Hylas 54
Hailing Port: Park City, UT
Crew: Charles & Gretchen Cunningham
About: Charles is a retired lawyer from Dallas who started sailing Sunfish in Corpus Christi when he was a boy. I'm Gretchen, and I was a stay-at-home mom who doesn't stay at home anymore. I fell in love with sailing on our first bare boat charter in the Caribbean 30 years ago.
Extra: Many thanks to J.M Barrie and Peter Pan who have inspired generations to stay young and keep searching for their own Neverland.
18 February 2019
06 December 2018 | Corinth Canal
18 April 2017 | Sardinia
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18 February 2019

Getting ready for the season

Agua Dulce is out of the water and getting a big makeover at Marmaris Yacht Marina in Turkey as we speak. Looking forward to seeing her new look in April...stay tuned!

06 December 2018 | Corinth Canal

Corinth Canal

We transited the Corinth Canal in June of 2018 in order to save 430 nautical miles around the Peloponnesian peninsula to get from Preveza to the Cyclades. It was interesting traveling through the canal, and expensive. For our roughly 4 mile, 30 minute passage, the cost was 340 Euros. Wow. And I thought [...]

18 April 2017 | Sardinia

Sunrises on the Ocean

This is sort of a test blog post, so I thought I'd just mention one of the best things about sailing - the reflection of the sun on the water either rising or setting. I have hundreds of pictures of sunrises and sunsets, because I always think that THIS one is the prettiest one I've ever seen. When you're out on the water, you just can't beat the views.

Getting ready for the season

18 February 2019
Agua Dulce is out of the water and getting a big makeover at Marmaris Yacht Marina in Turkey as we speak. Looking forward to seeing her new look in April...stay tuned!

Corinth Canal

06 December 2018 | Corinth Canal
We transited the Corinth Canal in June of 2018 in order to save 430 nautical miles around the Peloponnesian peninsula to get from Preveza to the Cyclades. It was interesting traveling through the canal, and expensive. For our roughly 4 mile, 30 minute passage, the cost was 340 Euros. Wow. And I thought Dallas toll roads had gotten expensive.

Rulers from as early as the 7th century BC considered cutting a canal through the isthmus, but it proved to be simpler and cheaper to build an overland portage road, where ships were towed from one side of the isthmus to the other. The emperor Nero was the first to attempt construction in 67 AD, but the project was abandoned when he died.

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The idea of a canal was revived in 1830, but it was not completed until 1893. Its 300 foot high limestone walls are steep and subject to landslides. Even now, it is often closed for maintenance to clear it out after a landslide has occurred. Interestingly, it has submersible bridges at each end of the canal.

Sunrises on the Ocean

18 April 2017 | Sardinia
This is sort of a test blog post, so I thought I'd just mention one of the best things about sailing - the reflection of the sun on the water either rising or setting. I have hundreds of pictures of sunrises and sunsets, because I always think that THIS one is the prettiest one I've ever seen. When you're out on the water, you just can't beat the views.
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