Sailing Ithaka

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

Sailing South Uphill, or What is the Opposite of Downeast?

It's July 24 and we are watching an amazing sunset from the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron docks in Halifax with our just-off-the-plane crew Holly.

Dipping Our Toes Into Canadian Waters

Back on Ithaka :)! We decided to join the Salty Dawg Maritime Rally, which was traveling to Nova Scotia, ending in Cape Breton's Bras D'ors Lake. Turns out, with the variety of weather that goes through this region, we would only get as far as Halifax before...

St. Thomas to New Jersey - Part 2

Kitty did a wonderful job with Part 1 of this post, so I will just add a few random thoughts written along the way and afterward.

Day 4 - AM Reprise

I was pretty groggy this morning during my 3-6 am watch, having slept poorly...

St Thomas to New Jersey Part 1

After 12 days, 2 hours and 1662 miles, we completed our journey from St. Thomas USVI to Liberty Landing Marina, NJ. Just David and I sailing Ithaka.

All began quickly. Our friends, Maggie & Bill left on Tuesday and we began our passage...

Goodby USVI, We’re Heading North

A quick post this time, as I am writing this at 1130 PM and we are planning on casting off lines from USVI tomorrow. More on that in a minute.

It seems fitting that Maggie and Bill Rose were our final crew on Ithaka before we head north. We...

Guadeloupe to St John, Oh My!

David and I are sitting in the cockpit at Yacht Haven Grande Marina in St. Thomas, having just said goodbye to our crew, Holly. What a great week we've had!