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Ch. 7: Best Shower of My Life

“I wouldn’t go if I couldn’t take a hot shower every day.” It was my brother who told me this recently.  Sorry, John (if you’re reading this, probably not!), but you did say it and I’m sure you would still … Continue reading

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Ch. 5: Shoving Off!

How much experience do you need to cross the Atlantic Ocean? That is honestly one of the questions that flitted through my mind as we pushed away from the dock in the morning heat, May 28, 2016.  That and “Happy … Continue reading

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Ch. 4: Paris Panties and Provisioning Tips

I guess we should talk about the really important stuff before we get to the panties. Fuel: While there were many, many critical provisions we needed to stock on the boat, fuel was one of the first items to come … Continue reading

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Ch. 2: “No Gloves”

“No gloves,” she said.  “Okay?” We were at Yannick’s house, meeting his wife and children, and discussing, for the first time, the realities of Phillip and I serving as crew aboard his catamaran for the passage from Florida to France.  … Continue reading

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Atlantic-Crossing Top Tens!

“You’re going to hate sailing forever.  It’s like wanting to try cake for the first time and instead of trying one slice, you eat the whole cake instead.” This is what one YouTube follower told me when I shared the … Continue reading

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Andanza Means Adventure

It truly does.  “Andanza” is Spanish for “adventure.”  The minute Captain Yannick told me this, I knew it was the perfect boat for me to jump aboard to sail across the Atlantic.  And, the entire adventure — from our breath-taking … Continue reading

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