Travel-Induced Enlightenment: It Doesn’t Exist.

(This post is really just ramblings from my journal… nothing in particular about our travels, just my thoughts….not always cohesive or coherent. Anything that appears to be stated as matter-of-fact is just the nature of using words to convey ideas, but I try and use forgiving language to compensate.) In a world (social media world, … More Travel-Induced Enlightenment: It Doesn’t Exist.

On the Road Again. Sleeping in Walmart Parking Lots Again. (Tacoma, WA)

Most of you probably haven’t considered the difference between RVers and Vanners, but in general, there is quite a chasm between the two groups. Vanning usually consists of a party no larger than two individuals, and likely a pet or two. Vanners consume 3-5 gallons of water per day, keep relatively little fresh food on … More On the Road Again. Sleeping in Walmart Parking Lots Again. (Tacoma, WA)

“I think you would like swimming with sharks,” he said.

We have made it to Georgetown, The Exumas, Bahamas. As the bird flies, out of the ~1000 mile trip we have sailed about 700miles of it. That leaves us with nearly two more weeks until we reach the coast of Florida, landing in Miami. We could make the trip with greater speed, but as the … More “I think you would like swimming with sharks,” he said.

How to Lose 5lbs in 4 Days: sailing in open water (Mona Passage & Turks and Caicos)

I believe I last left you somewhere on the south side of Puerto Rico. Where the mangroves were plentiful and I sat in blissful ignorance of what an overnight sailing passage entails. If you’re looking to lose those few extra around that stubborn middle section, I have the solution for you! We welcome you aboard, where … More How to Lose 5lbs in 4 Days: sailing in open water (Mona Passage & Turks and Caicos)

Culebra, Puerto Rico

I’m not much use for keeping dates or timelines. I honestly don’t remember when JB and I left St.Thomas, but probably about a week and a half now, maybe two? The sail from St. Thomas to Florida is all downwind at this time of year and is about 900 nautical miles (1NM is about 1.15 … More Culebra, Puerto Rico