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No Sail September

No Sail September

At 6:31 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time on September 22, 2020, the sun will cross the equator as it moves from the Northern Hemisphere to the Southern Hemisphere. This is the autumnal equinox, the point in time when the sun is right over the equator. It signals the nominal end of...

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Up In Flames

Up In Flames

And So It Begins “We haven’t eaten anything since lunch yesterday” a shocking truth that had gone unnoticed for hours until Chris and I were sitting side by side in his truck, northbound. Stress, fear, and the unknown all mixed together are very filling especially when your...

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Fire in the Mountains

Fire in the Mountains

Can we tap out yet? I mean seriously; this whole year has been a swift kick in the a$$ and I would gladly fast forward to New Year's Eve where we can see this godforsaken year off if we could! A couple of blog posts ago I wrote about how my childhood home in Santa Cruz was in...

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A Death in the Family

A Death in the Family

It was a beautiful Saturday; the sun was shining and we had just crossed some boat chores from our list. Chris was fresh out of the water after scrubbing the hull, my galley was sparkling after a deep clean and we were sitting in the cockpit enjoying some lunch while talking...

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Fire Threats in California

Fire Threats in California

The image of my childhood home consumed by flames haunts my conscious thoughts. I think about walking the hallways where I took my first steps, my feet crunching on the embers that replace our belongings, leaving nothing but…

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A New Chapter for Sea Castle

A New Chapter for Sea Castle

The San Francisco Bay is well-known in the sailing community for its sporty conditions and salty atmosphere which helps mold successful and skillful sailors. Chris grew up sailing in the Bay aboard his family's boat, Sea Castle, a 1979 Mason 43. This beautiful high displacement...

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“Do You Even Sail?”

“Do You Even Sail?”

If you have recently followed our blog or YouTube channel during the mass influx of new subscribers, you are probably thinking all we ever do is boat projects, and I totally get it! It definitely seems and feels like that is the case here, however…

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Boatel California

Boatel California

The cool sea breeze playfully wraps around my sunkissed skin as I basque in the warm afternoon light. Gently swaying from the comfort of our foredeck hammock… then reality hit

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Sierra Sue Hushaw, Asleep in Our Hearts

Sierra Sue Hushaw, Asleep in Our Hearts

I wonder if it will be raining… should I pack a dress? Does this outfit go together? is black too cliche? As I attempted to piece together outfits to shove into my duffle bag I asked myself what I wanted to be wearing when I said goodbye to my best friend….

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Operation: Haul Out

Operation: Haul Out

I feel like after our New Years’ kiss I blinked and when I opened my eyes it was already March 1st- where has the time gone? January was spent settling into our new slip and getting ready for our latest project(s) while February was a huge project in itself…

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