When my husband Mark and I started writing cruising guides,
we called them “enriched” guides because we wanted to include more than just the “mileposts and signposts” of transiting from one port to another.
When we cruised, we most enjoyed the learning experiences along the way. Although we were busy piloting, we were curious about the stories …Read more
For the last five-plus years, I’ve been living almost exclusively on a boat.
My husband, Jim, and I sold our home and somewhat naively hit the water running. Not exactly sure what we were running from and most definitely in the dark about how this change would alter our life’s predetermined path.
We retired rather early from …Read more
In September of 2009, Debbie Leisure wrote here on the Women and Cruising Blog about how she learned to single-hand her boat after the death of her husband. At the end of the post Debbie said that she planned to sail to the Bahamas this winter. So we recently asked Debbie to update …Read more