Sailing in Fog to Drakes Bay |Ep. 7| Tight Little Tribe Sailing Series

We set out for our first time in heavy fog, so thick we couldn’t see the Golden Gate Bridge until we were directly beneath it! Living in the San Francisco Bay area, we knew we would eventually run into some serious fog but it was pretty nerve racking to say the least. To trust the GPS, the AIS app and our puny foghorn was a … Continue reading Sailing in Fog to Drakes Bay |Ep. 7| Tight Little Tribe Sailing Series

How helping VISAR via #BVISTRONG merchandise has changed our lives

It’s been over a month and a half since we first received an email from Brittany of Windtraveler and Aristocat Charters with an idea to design a Tee-Shirt to help spread the word and raise money to support the VISAR Relief Fund. We’re happy to report that it’s been a great success, although a steep learning curve for us. Besides both working full time jobs, … Continue reading How helping VISAR via #BVISTRONG merchandise has changed our lives

Escape to Treasure Island – at Anchor in Clipper Cove, Where Boats Could Fly! | Ep. 6 | Tight Little Tribe Sailing Series

Happy Thursday Tribe! In this video we head out into the sunset, literally. We escape to Treasure Island for a relaxing weekend at anchor in Clipper Cove, where boats could fly! Paddle boards, beach time, reading and rum! It also happened to be the last weekend of the month which means that the Treasure Island Flea was under way!       We’d never been … Continue reading Escape to Treasure Island – at Anchor in Clipper Cove, Where Boats Could Fly! | Ep. 6 | Tight Little Tribe Sailing Series

3 Problems We’ll Fix to Improve our Sailing Videos

Recently, Jen, Ruby and I packed our bags and hopped on a jet plane toward the Great Smoky Mountains for my parents 50th Wedding Anniversary.  Yeah, Mom & Dad, good job! Y’all Cray!   In between the games of pool, the giant shrimp boil, hikes along the streams and dance recitals from the little’s, the subject of our YouTube sailing videos came up.   For the most part the conversation about our vids … Continue reading 3 Problems We’ll Fix to Improve our Sailing Videos

They Say There’s Two Kinds of Sailors… |Ep. 2| Tight Little Tribe Sailing Series

When we started to tell people we were headed out of San Francisco Bay, up into the Delta, I can’t tell you how many times I heard; ‘You know, there’s two kinds of sailors – Those who’ve run aground and those who will.’ Another rendition was, ‘ Well, there’s three kinds of sailors, you know that right?’ Not waiting for my answer, ‘There’s those who … Continue reading They Say There’s Two Kinds of Sailors… |Ep. 2| Tight Little Tribe Sailing Series

Ep. 1 | Sailboat Haul Out at Berkeley Marine Center | Tight Little Tribe Sailing Series

Hey Tribe! If you haven’t seen it yet, (or even if you have, watch it again), here’s our first video episode of our ‘Tight Little Tribe Sailing Series’ where we’re documenting our sailing adventures, and all that goes with a life on the water! It was time for new bottom paint, a couple of new through hulls, replacement of the wet exhaust hose and whatever … Continue reading Ep. 1 | Sailboat Haul Out at Berkeley Marine Center | Tight Little Tribe Sailing Series

Post 53: Le Mal de Mere

~Jen~ I daydreamed about buying a sailboat before I’d ever stepped foot on a monohull. There was just something in my bones that told me that my nomadic tour leader lifestyle, which had me crisscrossing the country and living out of the back of a van, would translate well to living small on the water. In fact, it was more than a dream, it was … Continue reading Post 53: Le Mal de Mere

Post 51: Solid Foundations – Boats, Business & the Baby Girl

-JD- We’ve been busy. Jen got a job working on boats at the Berkeley Marine Center and Ruby has just completed her first week of Preschool. Those two things alone have felt like some pretty big pages to turn. Jen’s been taking care of Ruby full time, squeezing in time to build the foundation of our eCommerce business every chance she could for the last two … Continue reading Post 51: Solid Foundations – Boats, Business & the Baby Girl

Post 50: Family Liveaboard – Our First Full Year

-JD- I slid open the companionway glass tonight at about 11:15, stepped down into the quiet, dimly lit boat and looked for signs of an awake female. There weren’t any. Both of the girls were sleeping. Jen usually stirs and says hi if she’s awake when I get home late. She didn’t. I walked over to Ruby’s quarters and looked inside to see my baby … Continue reading Post 50: Family Liveaboard – Our First Full Year