Although it’s not the end of summer yet, we will be heading back to our property in Arizona for a few months, so this is a good time to reflect on what we got done this year. Here is a list of what we have done: Installed rebuilt hydraulic steering […]

Summer Accomplishments at the Sailboat


It looks like hurricane Laura is about to slam into the Texas/Louisiana coast this evening. She’s a category four right now but is intensifying. Prayers to all that are sticking around and wishing the best to those that fled! This is from the NOAA site:“Laura has become a very powerful […]

Hurricane Laura and Galveston Live Webcam


Sea of Cortez
We almost made it to the Sea of Cortez this year, but with all this virus craziness, we opted to stay in the U.S. until things quieted down.  There were also some issues with the boat, so it has been good to have the additional time to get things done. […]

Sea of Cortez This Year???




Last week I realized that it was time to do the 250 hour maintenance to our new diesel. We had actually gone over a few hours, but we were close. The maintenance is pretty easy and consists of changing filters, changing o-rings, change the belt, and a few other odds […]

Strange Problem With the Diesel


About a week ago, we returned from a five-day mini vacation in Dana Point Harbor. Over the years, we have enjoyed staying at anchor in Dana Point Harbor a few times. When we bought our first sailboat, a 26 foot Columbia, it was berthed at a marina in Dana Point […]

Five Days in Dana Point



After the last debacle with the steering, we were REALLY ready to untie the lines a do some sailing! It had been 11 months since we were able to take the boat out, so this had been a long time coming. The plan was to take about nine days, sail […]

Finally, a Catalina Island Adventure!


We were all ready to go to Catalina Island. I installed the rebuilt steering pump, pressurized and bled the system, and we tested it for four hours, turning back and forth, doing circles and “S” turns. All seemed well until it didn’t. The next morning we were scheduled to sail […]

Ready to go to Catalina, Then This Happened!


Part 1: Planning the next steps for our lives. I know, I know. It’s been a really long time since we posted anything here, so I wanted to give everyone on our mailing list and Facebook page an update as to what has been going on. Have we been busy? […]

We’ve Been REALLY Busy Lately



Sea of Cortez
So, here we are sitting around the settee thinking about what is to come next. Thus far our plans to buy property in Arizona have come to fruition. Our plans to buy an R/V and move it to the property, and plans to have a storage shed built have come […]

Countdown to Sailing to the Sea of Cortez!