More Sunscreen on More Stuff!

Who knew that the 303 Aerospace Protectant we love aboard the boat would also become a staple of our preventative maintenance on the travel trailer. Don’t forget the sunscreen!

Pump Out vs Dump Station

Pumpout Boat

Nautical terminology it seems is always more “romantic” than camping terminology!

Why Fresh Water Rinse the Chain Locker?

Winterlude Anchored at Ft Jefferson, the Dry Tortugas, Florida Keys

Earlier today, we had all the chain drug out and the anchor on the dock, just in time for friends to walk by and wonder what we were doing. Unfortunately for us, sv Winterlude doesn’t have a freshwater washdown hose at the bow.  So when the anchor and chain come up, we try to rinse […]

7 Words About Nutrition

“Eat food, not too much, mostly plants.” Since we’ve renewed our interest in fitness (or more directly, not living in a nursing home anytime in the next 30 years), I’ve been doing some reading (imagine that). “In Defense of Food” is one of the most interesting books I’ve read on nutrition.  And the best line […]

Sail Far! Live Longer.


Our buddy boat from the Western Caribbean connected with mutual cruising friends that are biking (as in bicycle) across Thailand. Tom gave Doug a new book and Doug told us to get it. After spending the last two weeks around hospitals and nursing homes, we’re committed to trying anything to stay away from there in our futures.

Defrosting a Boat Fridge

After being away from the boat for 10 days, the frost build-up is overtaking the freezer … and holding all our frozen food hostage! Obviously the new lid seals we recently installed are NOT working! 🙁

8 Tips to Prepare for a Boat Insurance Survey

8 Tips to put your best foot (boat?) forward for an insurance condition and valuation survey.

Plan Ahead to Make Lemonade from Lemons

Winterlude Anchored in the Green Islands, San Blas, Panama

As commuter cruisers, we have a somewhat limited time to enjoy aboard Winterlude. Once aboard, we don’t want to give up a single day of our precious cruising time. Planning ahead for any challenges allows you to enjoy the time you have cruising, instead of the alternative.

Pesky On/Off Switches

Anyone else have on/off switch gremlins aboard their boats? They go around switching all the on/off switches ON, thereby insuring the next time you need to use whatever it is, the batteries are dead, dead, dead. We found a solution.

What Will the Last 10 Years of Your Life Look Like?

We spent Christmas at my Dad’s lifecare center. Some of the age 90+ folks are having a blast and some look like mere shadows of what I’m sure used to be fun people. A sailing friend posted this public service announcement: “What Will The Last 10 Years of Your Life Look Like?”. I don’t normally share other resources, but this one hits home.