May 24, 2013 – The Crossing Finale – A Trail of Tears

We woke Thursday morning to the sound of gerbils.  Angry, evil, little warbley gerbils.  (Yes, that’s a word.  If it in any way conveyed the throat-rattling, turkey gobbler-like sound they made, it did it’s job.  It’s a word).  You might think gerbils are these cute, cuddly little creatures, all soft and innocent, but I’m here … Read more May 24, 2013 – The Crossing Finale – A Trail of Tears

My First Delivery Request: a 1992 Catalina 28

“You are not writing about this,” was his only caveat, when Phillip and I agreed to do the delivery.  I knew I shouldn’t have given him a copy of None Such Like It when he was boat-shopping.  But, after the entire saga went down, he knew it was well worth telling the tale.  And, after … Read more My First Delivery Request: a 1992 Catalina 28

First Time With a Frenchman (Article in SAIL Magazine!)

There she is, hot off the press! Man … I look a little TOO excited!  But, it is exciting!  Another article penned by Yours Truly, Author Annie, in SAIL Magazine, this time their Multihull Sailor edition, covering our Atlantic-crossing in 2016 on the esteemed Captain Yannick’s 46′ Freydis.  I had a lot of fun with … Read more First Time With a Frenchman (Article in SAIL Magazine!)

Chapter Nine: Just Me and the Stars

“At first there was none such.  Then there was one such.”  This such.  Mitch’s Nonsuch.  I hope you all enjoyed the retro soft-core seventies Nonsuch videos last time.  They certainly had us rolling during our tiki masala dinner while we were making our way across the Gulf from Clearwater to Apalachicola.   Everything seemed to … Read more Chapter Nine: Just Me and the Stars

Chapter Eight: Nonsuches Never Foul

CYBER MONDAY DEAL – Hard Copy Keys to the Kingdom — $20.00 $15.00 Alright kids, the Keys manuscript is in the hands of my trusted graphic design gal so she can work her magic and make it all one-click uploadable to Amazon and Kindle (because I would totally botch that for sure).  I should have … Read more Chapter Eight: Nonsuches Never Foul

SALT OF A SAILOR

There she is!  My first (but certainly not my last) real, live published book about sailing. Available in hard copy on Amazon HERE or Kindle HERE. I can’t believe it was only two meager years ago, in February of 2013, that I first set foot on a sailboat and headed out for My First Sail.  Now, here … Read more SALT OF A SAILOR

If It’s Called a Dripless, You Would Think It Wouldn’t …

April 29, 2014: Uh-huh.  Go on.  Say it.  DRIP.  We found while motoring that morning that we had a steady drip coming out from the stuffing box around our propeller shaft.  The stuffing box is basically a seal around the shaft of the propeller to keep the water that’s supposed to stay outside of the boat … Read more If It’s Called a Dripless, You Would Think It Wouldn’t …