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

Heading offshore

30 May 2007 | Anchorage in Lake Worth, Palm Beach
East winds 10 to 15 knots becoming 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 feet building to 4 to 6 feet in the afternoon.
The wind has eased and we are getting ready to take off from our anchorage here off the legendary homes of Palm Beach. First thing this morning, we'll head for the fuel dock and let our intrepid seadog Chip (as pictured here in his nautical harness) get off the boat and use the grass for the last time for a couple of days.

Yesterday as Bruce navigated all the bridges on this part of the ICW, I was mostly down in the cabin working on the program book for ThrillerFest, proofing the text and making phone calls to the hotel and book people. It's a big job deciding what rooms all the sessions and receptions and programs will be located in and it was pretty funny shouting into my cell phone to be heard over the engine, balancing my notebooks and computer and hanging on when some sportfish wake sent all the lot of it flying.

Last night, after a dinner of beef bourguignon and asparagus with a nice Merlot - we eat well on this boat - I was proofreading the program again and I came across the bio for one of the authors at ThrillerFest, R.J. Hillhouse. It sounded so interesting, I was prompted to go look at her blog. www.TheSpyWhoBilledMe.com. In reading her words, I realized something important about the book I am currently writing and mentally revised a yet unwritten chapter. The working title is SEA OF BONES, but that will probably wind up changing. The point is, writers are always working on their books whether they are proofreading or sailing or talking on the phone. It all goes into the mix. I hope to meet R.J. Hillhouse in New York City, because she would be a great resource for me - and it looks like she has some great stories to tell.

The captain is pacing. I think it's time to get the anchor up and get underway. I won't be able to post for a couple of days. To you and to us I wish

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)
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I live aboard my Caliber 33 in Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Some photos of our cruise along this coast
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Wild Matilda sails into New York Harbor and out into Long Island Sound
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The crew

Who: Christine Kling
Port: Fort Lauderdale