Sailing Ithaka

"May your road be long and full of adventure" - C.P. Cavafy

Island Hopping

So, you ask, how do we find all of these wonderful spots with turquoise blue waters and white sand beaches (and turtles!)? We have joined this wonderful "sinewy" community of traveling sailors. We regularly run into (in towns, dinghying to and from our boat,...

Mustique: Turtles, Basil’s Bar

It was a quick sail over from Bequia to Admiralty Bay in Mustique, where we took up a mooring just in front of the beautiful town beach.

Our Sail to Bequia and Bagging the Peak of Mount Peggy

We left Marigot Bay at around 1 am for our sail to Bequia. Despite the lack of sleep, we like these overnight passages - the 60 mile sail would take around 12 hours, putting us into port mid-day and allowing us to clear customs and immigration while the...

Negative PCR Tests! Off to Bequia Tomorrow

From now until May we will be cruising up and down the islands of the eastern Caribbean, known collectively as the Lesser Antilles.

Family Time - Christmas and New Years in St. Lucia

After arriving from our crossing, we spent the next week cheering all the new arrivals as they sailed into the marina and sharing stories with other ARC participants. Boats which had taken a northerly course had experienced more boisterous weather, making us...

David & Kitty Cross the Atlantic

Kitty Takes the Wheel
We have crossed the pond, 2973 miles, 21 days, 4 people, one boat, one ocean. So, how to begin - awe, challenges, personal highlights, community, gratitude.

Time to Go!

We are off tomorrow on our 3000 mile sailing journey. We feel ready and excited, grateful to have 2 excellent crew, Tasha Sims and Douglas MacDonald. Most of all we are appreciative of the interest and good wishes (for fare winds of course) from family and...

T - One Week to Cast Off

T-1 week to Cast Off
The atmosphere here in the Las Palmas marina has become increasingly vibrant over the last few days. Sailboats have completely filled the marina and an overflow of 30 or so more are anchored just outside the breakwater. Most have...

T- 3 weeks to Cast Off

The last few weeks have been a mix of boat projects and fun. First the fun: We rented a car for a couple of days of exploration of Tenerife beyond the confines of Santa Cruz. A highlight was the town of Garachico on the northwest coast of the island. It...

Marina Life

When we arrive at a marina, we check out the neighborhood, of the marina, that is. As we go to our berth for the first time, we check how narrow our property will be - the width between the "pencil" dock on one side and the neighboring boat on the other side....