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A Boomer and a GenXer meet, fall in love, relocate to San Diego, buy a boat, and set a goal to cross the Pacific. Find out what happens next…

The Seeds of a Sailing Dream

I recently read a story about a young woman living in 1930s Alabama whose world view was cracked wide open when she went to Birmingham for the first time. She marveled at the buildings and the sidewalks and the plumbing. And it struck me that pre-Internet (and for those who still don’t have connectivity in…

Eight Bells for Ocho

We lost our sweet boy two months ago on September 21. My heart is so heavy and my motivation to create content has been limited. We have lots of footage to edit, but the reality is that Ocho is in so much of it, I have not been able to face it. And, oddly, I’ve…

Book Review: Sea Wife | Amity Gaige

Sea Wife by Amity Gaige is a sailing story, but more than that, it’s the story of a marriage and the collision with mid-life. Michael and Juliet are in the thick of it–careers, suburban living, parenting two young kids, and a fledgling marriage. Michael informs Juliet that he wants to leave his job, buy a…

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All our bags are packed, we’re [NOT] ready to go... ⛵️#sailing #cruisinglife #sailingcouple #notgoodbyebutseeyoulater #johnkretschmersailing #gill
All the feelings as we make our way back to the marina. Grateful to have been able to cross wakes, as they say, so many times over the last five years with @johnkretschmersailing and @travelswithtadji 🔷 Tim commented last night that the next time we see St. Thomas will likely be from the bow of Felicitá. 🔷 Won’t that be something. 😎
Good morning from Lindbergh Bay 😎
It’s a little wet in St. Thomas today. We did a 125 NM sail to nowhere yesterday. We left St. Croix around 1415 and headed up past St. Thomas to port and into the Atlantic until about 0330. Each watch drove Quetzal through a squall with gusts to 42 knot. Big seas. We hove to, got ourselves organized, got the preventer set on the main and tacked back downwind to St. Thomas. We just anchored in Lindbergh Bay (in the rain) and are gonna have lunch. Always lots to learn with @johnkretschmersailing 🔷 #sailing #sail #sailingcouple #catalina42 #offshoresailing #vitaminsea #yacht #yachting #bluewatersailing #offshore #oceanlife #saltyvibes #sailingadventure #gntsailing #boatlife #sailinglife #sailinginstagram #sailstagram
Tim watching the wave set. These winter trade winds don’t disappoint! 🔷 #sailing #sail #sailingcouple #catalina42 #offshoresailing #vitaminsea #yacht #yachting #bluewatersailing #offshore #oceanlife #saltyvibes #sailingadventure #gntsailing #boatlife #sailinglife #sailinginstagram #sailstagram
A super duper day sailing 40 nm from St. Thomas to Saint Croix in 20-22 knots of wind and 6-7 feet seas. Great surfing off the waves. We owe so much to @johnkretschmersailing for helping to foster and nurture our sailing dreams. We’re ready. 🔷 #sailing #sail #sailingcouple #catalina42 #offshoresailing #vitaminsea #yacht #yachting #bluewatersailing #offshore #oceanlife #saltyvibes #sailingadventure #gntsailing #boatlife #sailinglife #sailinginstagram #sailstagram
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