Category Archives: Cruising

STORMS AND STORIES: Post-Hurricane, a Story from Mexico

One of my WIPs begins with a scene taken from my first storm on board Sea Venture. We’d moved the boat from the CA Delta to Marina Bay in Richmond, CA. The wind and waves had direct access through the Golden Gate to our slip. Michael was late returning from Read more →

Little Washington in Pictures: Fun on the Docks and in town

Reading and signing at the senior center, boat-party/book signing on board Sea Venture, and talk to English classes at the high school. Such fun!  

Alligator River to Little Washington

Heading from Coinjock across the Albemarle Sound and then down the Alligator River took us out of cell phone and Internet range. How foreign that felt when we’d been able to talk or interact from the middle of the Chesapeake Bay and from several miles offshore.  We left the frigid Read more →

From Portsmouth, VA, to Coinjock, NC

After a lovely book event and signing at Studio One, Riverview Galleries in Portsmouth, we headed south.   We love the ICW, the quiet of the water, the shoreline. What we don’t like are the occasional sport fishers who think slamming past a sailboat at 20 knots and kicking up Read more →

Fun on the Water: C&D Canal South in Pictures

Here are a few: More to come!

Pictures from Sea Venture’s Trip North to NYC

As seen on my Facebook Author Page, including Chesapeake City Book Signing:

Prelude to Virtual Launch 8

Prelude to VIRTUAL LAUNCH: Day 8 As we move toward Becalmed’s Facebook Launch Party on July 1, I invite you to meet Tadie Longworth. Share This Blog Post to Win For every unique share of this blog post on your blog, Facebook, Twitter, or other media outlets, I’ll enter your Read more →

Prelude to Virtual Launch 7

Prelude to VIRTUAL LAUNCH: Day 7 Here we are at Day 7 of the prelude for the Becalmed’s Facebook launch Party on July 1. We’ve met James, Elvie Mae, and Rita Whitlock, along with Isa Wellington and Matt and Hannah Morgan and Matt’s brother Alex. (Oh, and Bethanne.) Today we Read more →

Fading into Silence?

What does it mean when a cruiser’s sailing blog slips into silence? Sometimes, the sailor is busy sailing. He can’t write, because he’s at sea. She doesn’t post, because she’s too busy living the seafaring life. Wouldn’t it be jolly if that were my excuse? Well, I’m sorry to say, Read more →

Comparing Cultures: Welcome to the US of A

In three years sailing Mexican waters, visiting Mexican medical facilities, getting to know Mexican folk, Sea Venture’s crew experienced nothing but gracious smiles and helping hands. The same held true in Central America, and even more so in Grand Cayman where, “Mon, how can I help you?” was the rule. Read more →