19 February 2010 | New Plymouth, NZ
17 February 2010 | En route to Nelson, South Island
16 February 2010 | En route to South Island, NZ
15 February 2010 | En route to South Island, NZ
14 February 2010 | Matauwhi Bay, New Zealand
09 February 2010 | Opua, Bay of Islands, NZ
07 February 2010 | Bay of Islands, NZ
04 February 2010 | Urupukapuka Island, Bay of Islands, NZ
02 February 2010 | Matawhi Bay, NZ
28 January 2010 | Opua, Bay of Islands, NZ
25 January 2010 | Cavalli Islands, New Zealand
24 January 2010 | Matauri Bay, New Zealand
23 January 2010 | Whangaihe Bay, Whangaroa Harbour, New Zealand
19 January 2010 | Tokaroa Island, Houhora Harbour, NZ
16 January 2010 | Tokaroa Island, Houhora Harbour, NZ
16 January 2010 | Karikari Beach, NZ
16 January 2010 | Mangonui, Doubtless Bay, New Zealand
15 January 2010 | Mangonui, Doubtless Bay, New Zealand
09 January 2010 | Waitepipi Bay, Whangaroa, New Zealand
31 December 2009 | Mautauwhi Bay, Bay of Islands, New Zealand
05 January 2017 | Chesapeake, VA
Happy New Year, Everyone!
Nine of Cups is in Chesapeake, Virginia, USA where it's cold and wintry outside, but comfy on the inside.
Wishing everyone a wonderful and amazing new year. Check out our regular blog at www.justalittlefurther.com.
Taking a breather ...
07 July 2016 | Us: East Walpole, MA / Cups: Chesapeake, VA
Since we'll be off the boat during July and August, we plan to post only three times per week. The Captain will continue writing a practical Blue View post each week, we'll keep you up to date on what's happening with us and then throw in some cruising nuggets as well.
A reduced blog sched will give us a chance to put our writing efforts towards finishing up articles and books that are in process, make some progress on the much-delayed new website and, if possible, relax a little. We imagine the latter will take precedent. Just sayin' ...
So enjoy the summer (or winter if you're down under) and be sure to check in with us frequently. We'll be back aboard in September to enjoy the prime sailing season in the Chesapeake. For the latest updates, check JustALittleFurther.com
06 July 2016 | East Walpole, MA
We’ve written before about keeping fit on the boat. David is so much better at a regimented exercise program than I am. I have all the best intentions, but I can always think of something better to do than sit-ups, push-ups, leg lifts and running in place. It doesn’t take much to distract me. Walking, however, is a usually pleasure … especially when there’s a place to walk to. It definitely makes sense as an exercise program for me when we’re off the boat.
I just bought a new FitBit to help keep me fit. Think it will work? Read more at JustALittleFurther.com
Happy 240th Birthday, America
04 July 2016 | East Walpole, MA
Growing up in New England, I took for granted just how lovely a summer’s morning can be in Massachusetts. It’s comfortably cool and everything smells clean and fresh. Spider webs glisten with morning dew and it’s just great to be alive and breathe in the new day. Being back at Lin’s house conjures up wonderful childhood memories of summer mornings past. And this is not just any morning … it’s the 4th of July, the best holiday of the summertime in the USA.
Leaving Cups and a Road Trip
02 July 2016 | East Walpole, MA
Leaving Nine of Cups is never easy. We know she’ll pout while we’re gone and so we do our best to make sure she’s as comfortable as possible before we leave. We were whirling dervishes trying to get everything ready.
I took care of laundry, packing, cleaning and a host of little chores like putting on windscreen, compass and winch covers and packing away cockpit instrumentation (GPS, handheld autopilot control, VHF, etc) down below. The repaired transmission gear reduction case with new rear seal was delivered around 10am and David got right to work on re-installing it. We each had our list of to-do’s and wasted no time in ticking them off one by one.
Road Trip!!! JustALittleFurther.com
Hunting & Gathering - Virginia Beach
01 July 2016 | Virginia Beach, Virginia
We had lots to do before leaving Cups. David was intent on getting as many chores done in advance of our departure as possible so that once we return in September, we can spend time sailing in the Chesapeake rather than doing repairs and maintenance. Much of what we needed in the way of parts and supplies, however, were not available within walking distance. This easily prompted us into renting a car for the day and heading out for a “hunting and gathering” trip … and maybe lunch in nearby Virginia Beach.
Hunt and gather with us ... the lunch! Justalittlefurther.com
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