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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving, Friends! Chris and I have a lot to be thankful for this year and wanted to take the time to reflect and give you all a real-time update.   Work 2021 has been a wild year, not necessarily as wild as it’s predecessor but still plenty of notable moments,...

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The Annapolis Boat Show

The Annapolis Boat Show

I clutched my carry on bag as I scooted into my window seat, not quite big enough to call comfortable, but not small enough to deem unfit for safe transport. Chris settled next to me after tossing our bag overhead, his camera placed gently beneath the seat in front of him as...

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Catalina Rendezvous

Catalina Rendezvous

I ran down the dock under the cover of the warm afternoon light, eager to trade my work attire for bare feet and shorts. Avocet sat in her slip with the engine purring, disrupting the calm water beneath her while Chris was at the helm, looking as ready as ever to kiss the dock...

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Just Get in the Water!

Just Get in the Water!

Even though there are 8 Channel Islands, Chris and I have spent all of our time exploring Santa Cruz Island, the largest one of the 8. Before reaching the southern tip of Santa Cruz Island (where our favorite anchorage Little Scorpion is located) you will first pass by Anacapa...

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68th Annual High Sierra Regatta

68th Annual High Sierra Regatta

“Victory 21’s you are now in sequence”   Chris and I short-tacked back and forth along the start line, attempting to hold the best position. Nervous energy ran through me faster than the Nalgene of water I drank that morning- Why do I always have to pee before a race? My heart...

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Christopher’s Geronimo

Christopher’s Geronimo

The 8-Day Transformation of our Victory 21’ Sailboat My heart pounded as adrenaline rushed through my veins, the wind kissing my cheeks as we thread through the oncoming vessels fighting for our position. It was the 68th annual High Sierra Regatta, marking half a decade of...

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The Summer SAILstice

The Summer SAILstice

Sometimes you watch the show, and sometimes you are the show. I can’t tell you how many times Chris and I have been sitting comfortably in an anchorage watching newcomers attempt to set their hook only to reset again, and again….

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24 Hours in Alberts Anchorage

24 Hours in Alberts Anchorage

Flecks of dust danced in the sunlight that cascaded through our stateroom's portlight as I swiped an old sock, damp with Murphy’s Wood Oil, across every surface. Cleo cat jumped onto our bed and stretched before curling into a small ball, basking in the golden rays undoubtedly...

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