I am, literally, fresh off the boat, in more ways than one. I’ve been back in my home country since August 8th and am beginning to get back into the swing of things. There’s much news to tell. Trent and I are no longer seeing each other, for one. He’s back at home in Washington State while Pepper ..
The last few days home in Texas has been a trip. My bestie from high school, Erica, picked me up from the airport and I stayed with her for a few days in Austin before reuniting with my family in Fredericksburg. She was dete..
In the spirit of not being shipwrecked, Trent and I were given a VIP tour of St. Kitts Bottling Company where, this sailor girl believes, the best rum ever is hand crafted. Rum is a big deal in the Caribbean, especially amongst the cruising crowd and we’ve sure had our share of spirits along the w..
We just received the most wonderful news! Pepper’s safe to sail the 7 seas once again! AND the bill is completely, shockingly, manageable! David at Indigo Yachts really took care of us on this one. He did a top notch job repairing Pepper’s damage at..
We had a bit of a situation in Nevis last week but we handled it. Perhaps, this was a blessing in disguise.
We were t-minus 18 hours from making a 120 mile overnight sail to Guadeloupe when Trent noticed the bilge pump was running pretty hard. The bilge pump sits under the floorboards and pumps o..
We did finally reach the summit of Nevis Peak, and it was the best hike ever, but it wasn’t easily attainable for two reasons. A, no one wanted to tell us how to reach the trailhead on our own, demanding that we had to hire a guide to assist and B, once we finally scavenged our way to the trailhea..
I can hardly believe I turned 32 years old in Nevis. I have to admit that it was pretty exciting not knowing exactly where we’d be amongst Leeward Islands to celebrate my birthday. We stayed on the move with Vagabond until we found the perfect locale. Most importantly though, it had to be a place ..
St. Martin wasn’t quite what I expected. You wouldn’t know it according to this picture but they did have the most amazing cheese, bread and wine selections. We did finally get to clear into customs/immigration on the French side at Fort..
My Memaw died while I was in Turks and Caicos. My sweet little Grandma had been sick for years with Alzheimer’s. I’m relieved her suffering is over. The last few years were hard to watch. She was just so helpless. It’s a horrible disease. My Grandpa “ZZ” has already been gone for 5 years. I was cl..
Bonjour from Saint Martin! (That’s one of 3 French words in my vocabulary.) I haven’t been doing much blogging lately because I’m trying to write for a magazine. I’m almost ready to submit my article! When there’s a huge gap in my resume one day when I have to go back to work I’ll at least be able..