Post 49: Gaining Independence

~Jen~ Per usual, I've been a slacker on the blog front.  So, I'm going to combine a couple of boat adventures. Father's Day- Sunday, June 21st Rather than spending money on stuff (aka gifts) this Father's Day, we decided to spend time on a new experience. Our trusty crew Brad Johnson joined us once again... Continue Reading →

Post 48: The Merry Maker, A Scurvy Cure for the Common Sailor

~Jen~ Wednesday was the official end of a 21 day cleanse for JD and me, so we decided to celebrate with a Scurvy Cure for the Common Sailor.  And what better way to celebrate than with a champagne cocktail, a spectacular sunset, a full moon, a couple of good friends and plenty of Vitamin C?... Continue Reading →

Post 47: 24 Hour Adventure

~Jen~ Since our little tribe has returned to S/V Gone Tomorrow (Ruby and me from Yosemite and JD from Orlando), it has been a bit hectic.  JD is working MUCHO; I can't remember the last time we had 2 whole days to spend together as a family.  Weekend, what??  It's amazing how rejuvenating a night away from... Continue Reading →

Post 46: Enjoying This Moment

~Jen~ Sometimes it's easy to get wrapped up in the mundane yet challenging aspects of daily life.  For example, my mind might start wandering down a path like this: I live on a small boat with a toddler where it's cold, windy and foggy.  I cannot believe the amount of dishes that a two and... Continue Reading →

Post 45: Monday Night

-JD- I'm sitting in the cockpit tonight, listening. It's a pretty calm night and there's no halyards thwaping any nearby masts, no high winds whistling through the marina, just a lot of calm, very pleasant, 'boat noises'. There's something so aesthetically pleasing, to me, about a marina and about the beautiful boats that are here,... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

Post 43: Ditto

~Jen~ I love the way JD writes; he depicted our Petaluma adventure so well.  All I need to say for my two cents is "ditto." Rather than writing more words, I am adding a quick video recap and some pictures to our Petaluma story.  You know what they say, a picture is worth a thousand words.  I used... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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