Month: August 2016

New York City, Baby!

…..aka, massive photo dump. After picking up Michu’s sister in Beacon, NY, we sped down the Hudson to the 79th Street Boat Basin for five nights in New York City. Like most of  our experiences on this trip,… Read More

Boat, inside

Before we bought our boat, we looked at SO MANY BOATS online. Months and months of perusing yachtworld.com, of course, but also lots of time looking at other cruising blogs and seeing what was actually working for people… Read More

End of the Canal, start of the river

We’ve finally eased our way out of the Erie Canal, and are heading south and to New York City on the Hudson. The second half of the canal was less about the excitement of the locks, for us,… Read More

Things whose value we didn’t understand two months ago

Our Bimini I mean, we knew a bimini was an important feature; sun protection is a priority, and you almost never see a cruising boat without one. When we were getting the mast down in Buffalo, one of… Read More

Hard Aground

So the other day, I was enjoying my post-coffee time in the head, when the whole boat slowed down. It wasn’t that gradual, we’re-coming-to-a-lock slowdown—it was violent; the bow dipped way down, and I almost slid off the… Read More