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What is it Like to Make an Ocean Passage?

  Being at one with nature and the elements is remarkably calming and soothing. One feels a sense of peacefulness as the boat gently glides across the sea and rippling waves. We listen to Caribbean-style ska music or Jimmy Buffet and we sip rum concoctions in the evenings. During the day we bask in the […]

Categories: Fiji Islands, Maintenance, Nautical Stuff, Pre-sailing Preparation, Questions Women Ask, Sailing Adventures, Sailing Blog, South Pacific Ocean

Cream Puff Goes to the Spa

This has been our view for the past ten days. It’s awesome, isn’t it? We rented a house high in the mountains because Cream Puff went to the spa and we became homeless. It is that time again when we open our wallets and shell over thousands of francs for the Puffster to have her […]

Categories: French Polynesia, Maintenance, Questions Women Ask, Sailing Blog, Side Trips, South Pacific Ocean

We are Tourists

Before we arrive in a new place I like to read about the etiquette. It is important to me that I don’t upset anyone or their values. Recently an article I was reading had a paragraph about how to fit in and not stand out as a tourist. It occurred to me that I can […]

Categories: About Us, Pacific Ocean, Panama, Questions Women Ask, Sailing Blog, Shorts and Musings

Check Ups

  A warning to any readers in the United States, this is probably going to upset you. If it doesn’t, it should. In previous posts, I have mentioned more than once about getting Cream Puff ready for our next passage. We are getting ready to go to the boonies. The next two legs will be […]

Categories: About Us, Panama, Pre-sailing Preparation, Questions Women Ask, Shorts and Musings

Four Years & Counting

Mark and I recently celebrate four years of continuously living aboard Cream Puff.  The years have gone by so fast. Here are just a few of the hundreds of things I have learned along the way and some pictures from our adventures. Some of the pictures you might have seen before. Some are new to […]

Categories: Caribbean, Funny Stuff, Questions Women Ask, Sailing Blog, Shorts and Musings

Condiments on a Boat

One of the big factors of what we bring aboard Cream Puff is space. Where is it going to go? Does it need to be readily accessible? Does it need refrigeration or to be frozen? When it comes to refrigeration another question becomes important; do we use it often enough for it to take up […]

Categories: Questions Women Ask, Sailing Blog, Shorts and Musings

Communications on a Boat (Part Three)

Our new InReach by Garmin–Wow, is this little gizmo fun! Our friends, Ian and Margaret, on Loca Lola II sent us the link to their InReach by Garmin last year. We loved it! It did not take Mark and I long to decide to purchase one for ourselves. The InReach device uses Iridium satellite to […]

Categories: Equipment, Questions Women Ask, Sailing Blog

Hallelujah. Got Milk!

We landed in Staniel Cay. This is a big stop for tourists because of the swimming pigs on neighboring. Big Major Cay. Staniel Cay is the first island south of the Exuma Land and Sea Park. So, boats heading south are usually in need of fresh vegetables, bread, eggs and milk. We too need all […]

Categories: Funny Stuff, Questions Women Ask, Sailing Blog

Communication on a Boat-Part Two

A few years ago we went to some seminars at the St. Petersburg Boat Show. One of the seminars was about docking, mooring and anchoring. We had anchored before but mostly in the bay. We had never moored. We thought it would be a good idea to hear what the more experienced boaters had to say. The […]

Categories: Equipment, Questions Women Ask, Sailing Blog

Trash Day

We have not been in a place to drop off trash since we left Bimini. The Exuma Land and Sea Park’s rule is what you take in you must take out. We had a month’s worth of trash. Two contractor size bags full of smaller trash bags. We  double bagged the larger bags to keep […]

Categories: Bahamas, Funny Stuff, Questions Women Ask, Sailing Blog, Shorts and Musings

Hunkering Down for a Blow

The cruising life is not all grins and giggles. We are currently working our way southward down the Exuma Islands of the Bahamas. In previous posts, I have mentioned we have held for weather or moved to a safer area. We received a few questions about what this really means. I thought a couple of […]

Categories: Bahamas, Nautical Stuff, Questions Women Ask, Sailing Blog

Communication on a Boat-Part One

It has been an exciting couple of years cruising. We have really learned a lot and we have so much more to learn. One of the many things on the learning curve is how to communicate with friends and family back home and with other cruisers. It can take a bit of patience and planning sometimes. […]

Categories: Bahamas, Questions Women Ask, Sailing Blog

Fear of the Unknown

It is October. We finally have a break in the Florida heat. Fall is in the air. Halloween decorations are abound in stores around town. Haunted houses and movies made to frighten are advertised on television and billboards.  I’ve been thinking a bit about fear lately. Fear, it seems, comes in all types of packages […]

Categories: Questions Women Ask, Shorts and Musings

Life on an Island

We decided to slow our travels so we could take time to experience each leg of our journey more thoroughly. We are taking time to soak in the way of life on the smaller islands in the Bahamas. Things are really different once you get away from the tourist areas. I thought maybe everyone would like a peek […]

Categories: Bahamas, Caribbean, Questions Women Ask

The Migration South (My Two Cents Worth-Part Two)

This post was written  November of 2015. It was put on the backburner until now. I apologize it is out of the timeline/order of our travels. Ah, it must be dawn. The familiar short bursts of errrtz, errrtz is penetrating my sleep. Numerous bow thrusters are hard at work pushing water to move the boats […]

Categories: Questions Women Ask, Shorts and Musings

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