ICW Endeavors

Position: 33°54’52″N 78°14’13″W There’s a pattern emerging already: almost everything we assumed about this part of the journey has been incorrect. Beginning with our timeline. We left Portland for Baltimore on December 1, and, naïve me, I thought we’d set …

Aleta Takes a Walk

“Aleta’s gone!”, Carol suddenly cried out. “What do you mean, gone?” “Look – at my Navionics – she’s dragged her anchor and – gone! Oh, my god!” We’d gotten in the habit of turning  the Navionics charting app on our …

Trial and Error

What is it about learning? Some get it out of the way quickly, others spend a lifetime figuring things out. The question that’s always rattled around in my mind is who gets bored more easily – the educated or the …

Hammin’ It Up

Position: The Radio Room “Ain’t it like most people? I’m no different, we love to talk on things we don’t know about.” – The Avett Brothers, Ten Thousand Words Harboring a fantasy and living it is, let’s be honest,  not …

Painting Aleta

Why did we choose red when we painted Aleta? According to Chinese folklore the invisible red thread of destiny binds soulmates together. Traditionally, men and women bound by a red thread will one day become lovers and marry. Adoptive parents …

Shake ’em on Down

Position: 38°41’35.4″N 76°10’29.8″W We woke to drizzle and dragged ourselves and the anchor up to face the day. About two hours after leaving Rhode River it turned out to be the venue of a drama far greater than we’d expected. …

The Adventure Begins

Position: 38°52’56″N 76°31’35″W As they say, the adventure begins when things go wrong. And wrong they went. After a week of figuring out how to make several of the punch list items work, Aleta (formerly: The Beguine) made her way …