Bahamas or Bust

Patience - Mother of All Virtues

While waiting for the new equipment to come in, attempts made at resurrecting the old autohelm, fridge and bilge pumps, yet all in vain. Like anywhere, some good days, some not so good.

Temps in Ottawa dipping to -40's YIKES! Happy to be in the...

Mallory Square Madness

Perry's Hotel next to the marina is such a bonus. Their showers are immaculate, the 2 swimming pools feel like giant hot tubs, the hammock area is scenic & peaceful, the Little Dipper ice cream shop is such a treat, and yesterday we found out they have free...

Blowboats & Stinkpots

Whatever the boat, they do need TLC! David worked arduously to create and replace the plexiglass cover which seals the 90 gallon water tank that is located under the V-Berth, as it was cracked. Fortunately he knows how to fix things!


Float Your Boat Plan & Tips

Jason from NY gives David useful tips on how to prevent boat mishaps from going bad to worse. Easy to run into problems underway so know where the thru-hulls are, how all systems operate, where the trouble spots are, create an emergency plan - Prepare,...

The Maiden Voyage - Sandy Shoes (SS) -Pacific Seacraft Sailboat

What a perfect balmy, light winded day for SS to embark on her first sail with her new owner, Captain David!

We had the good fortune of Jason, the Sailor man join us to refresh me on the ropes and show David how things work. Winds 12 kts from...

The Christening of Sandy Shoes!

What a joy to watch Sandy Shoes go in for a splash! 15 days on drydock was plenty long enough. Congratulations David!

May she keep her crew safe with the near & far passages that lie ahead.

Exciting times - Adventure Awaits!