Galapagos

 Galapagos was definitely one of my most interesting and difficult stops. There are very strict rules, crazy high fees, and extremely rolly anchorages. Thankfully the Ocean Cruising Club awarded me the challenge grant which covered most of the fees.  There are also...

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Rane the boobie Most people do not look at Wile E Coyote as the role model or cautionary tale as I do. There is something to be said about chasing what seems to be an incredibly elusive target and only fail when you stop, look down, and realize there is nothing...

7 years at sea and on my last leg

Just over 7 years ago I set sail from Honokohau harbor in Kona with 1 month of sailing experience. The 940 mile trip to Palmyra was my first ocean passage and step to being the 1st double amputee to solo circumnavigate the world. 7 years and 1 day later I set sail on...

Boatyard blues and Keeping to a schedule

I’ve heard many times that cruising is just boatwork in exoctic locations. I think I’ve found a decent balance of keeping the boat up and still enjoying the freedom that comes with having a world cruising sailboat. There is always a balance on what needs to be done,...

Preparing for the Panama Canal and Pacific Ocean

Paul Theroux wrote “Luxury spoils and infantilizes you and prevents you from knowing the world.”  Since my 24 day sail from Ascension to the Caribbean I have not been more than a few days from a safe harbor, nice grocery stores, fuel, well charted anchorages, or...