“Go small, go simple, go now!”

” A tourist remains an outsider throughout his visit; but a sailor is part of the local scene from the moment he arrives.”

– Anne Davison

“Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air” 

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

WEATHERING the STORM

WEATHERING the STORM

It really is a storm isn’t it, this cursed virus that has descended on the world?  No wonder words that describe it are storm related....tsunami .....the next wave...dark clouds ahead..the surge....hunkering down.  I actually much prefer the storm analogy to the war...

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ISOLATION

ISOLATION

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Hello there folks.  I was in the midst of writing a post to tell you about one of our recent road trips and stopped mid-sentence thinking how inappropriate it would seem to tell you about a rather large gathering of random people in a...

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R.E.D.’s NEW WINTER HOME

R.E.D.’s NEW WINTER HOME

Finally a post about boats and boat-related stuff for you. After six years of putting together the winter igloo, we felt it was time for a change.  For practical reasons it was time.  The old tarp that we’ve carried from the time R.E.D. came home with us in 2013, the...

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SAFETY FIRST

SAFETY FIRST

We had a toddler sleep-over recently, after which my daughter asked about our ‘in case of fire’ plan.  My immediate response was (if on the second floor) open the nearest window, slide down the roof and hope for a reasonably soft landing.  Broken bones aren’t a huge...

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OUR FIRST RENO

OUR FIRST RENO

When we moved into R.E.D. by the Sea a little over a year ago, we felt she was perfect just as she was.  The previous owner had presented the space is such a charming manner ...painted white throughout...allowing her things to speak.  We fell in love with the...

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THE WILDLINGS

THE WILDLINGS

Wildling moments, AKA (also called) time with the grandkids.  I decided to make this a blog story instead posting a bunch of pictures on social media.  It was a bit of a milestone...an event worthy of more than just a few pictures.  Two of our little wildlings will be...

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FOR the BIRDS

FOR the BIRDS

Here we are heading into the half-way point of our the last full fall month of 2018.  R.E.D. has been fully winterized and sits within view from our back door.  There have already been a couple of frisky rain/wind storms pass through and her ingloo structure has held...

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