How to Stock Up for 4 Months

Provisioning.  It’s a subject that liveaboard cruisers discuss often, along with subjects like anchors and the head.  Last month I went to a seminar at the Miami Boat Show called “Cruising for Women”.  We discussed everything from docking to doing laundry by hand to provisioning.  The provisioning advice that was given was take what you like to…

Goals and first days …..

We are now 3 days into this journey as we moved aboard the boat this weekend.  We are having a great time and all are adjusting well.  We do need to watch our water usage as we have been using a ton.  Homeschooling is going great and Jen is doing an amazing job as the…

All the fixins……

–boat fixins that is — There are more projects that we will likely do (ie – adding watermaker and dodger) and likely additional things will break but hey, that just gives us more stuff to blog about — So when we bought the boat and went through the survey, we identified the items that we…

And We’re Off!

Check out the side of our U-Haul…Stowe on it!!!  For those of you that have only known me since 1999, you may not know that my maiden name is Stowe.  How cool is that?  When Marc pulled into the U-Haul dealership in Indianapolis, they walked him over to our rental trailer and he belly laughed when…

From Dream to Reality

So next week,  December 18th 2013, we will move the last bit of our stuff either into a small u-haul that we will pull with our mini-van to Fort Lauderdale or it will go into our 10×15 storage unit that holds all of what we own.   (before being full) (trying to figure our where to put…

It Comes Full Circle

Ten years ago, Marc and I were living in Richmond, Virginia.  We had a sailboat on the Chesapeake in a small town called Deltaville.  It’s a sleepy little town in the winter and a bustling hot spot for sailors in the summer. During our recent search for a cruising boat, we searched all of North America,…