Post 44: The Jen Gimlet, a Scurvy Cure for the Common Sailor

~Jen~ I’m kicking off the new portion of our blog: Scurvy Cures for the Common Sailor. JD is in Toronto on business, so I invited a few females over to S/V Gone Tomorrow for a girl’s night.  I figured there was no better time to start the Scurvy Cures project than with a bunch of women that live on boats.  Lara, Ashley, Krista and Kelsey … Continue reading Post 44: The Jen Gimlet, a Scurvy Cure for the Common Sailor

Post 42: Petaluma River Run – Part 2: There & Back

-JD- I’m two days back to work now, from Petaluma. I’m readjusted and motivated, but damn I can’t stop thinking of the great weekend with our sailing buddies. My racoon eyes are shining pretty bright on my morning subway rides. I catch people taking glances at my silly looking face and smile at them. My bike rides to work are awesome. I climb out of … Continue reading Post 42: Petaluma River Run – Part 2: There & Back

Post 41: Petaluma River Run – Part 1: The Departure

-JD- My alarm was set for 4:50 am last Thursday morning. Priorities were set too; Get the water boiling for coffee, final system checks, go above to crank up the diesel, unplug and roll up the shore-power cord, grab my handheld vhf and turn it to 71, pour the coffee, then untie the lines and head toward our meeting point at the end of the … Continue reading Post 41: Petaluma River Run – Part 1: The Departure

Post 40- The Growing Wish List

~Jen~ I had a wonderful Mother’s Day with my little tribe. A nice bike ride to get a delicious brunch sprinkled with a couple of really thoughtful presents.  When we returned to the marina from our outing, a fellow boat mom was trying out her new Mother’s Day toy- an inflatable stand up paddle board. I borrowed someone else’s SUP and paddled around the marina … Continue reading Post 40- The Growing Wish List

Post 39: There’s a First Time for Everything

~Jen~ One of the things I love about learning to sail is that there are a plethora of firsts to experience.  Some are not as much fun as others.  For example, I gave my first gift to Neptune last week– my keys.  Have no fear, our diver saved the day and rescued them while he was cleaning the bottom of our boat. Then there are … Continue reading Post 39: There’s a First Time for Everything