“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

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

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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FOR the BIRDS

FOR the BIRDS

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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THAT TIME OF YEAR

THAT TIME OF YEAR

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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FIVE DAYS in the HIGHLANDS

FIVE DAYS in the HIGHLANDS

You know you are living in paradise when you struggle with the idea of going away on vacation....but we did....for five days!   In our past life we would have thought five days was not nearly enough....one week either....two weeks minimum would have been needed to...

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WINE COUNTRY EXCURSION

WINE COUNTRY EXCURSION

Haul-out 2018.   It’s usually a very sad time of year, putting our dear R.E.D. to bed for the long winter months but this year we are at least a month later than usual to pull her from the water and it felt right...and kind of fun..with an energy we haven’t found in...

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THE AUGUST THAT CRASHED INTO SEPTEMBER

THE AUGUST THAT CRASHED INTO SEPTEMBER

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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JULY’S MIXED BAG

JULY’S MIXED BAG

What a month this has been! A mixed bag indeed! It’s been easy (maybe too easy) to combine a lot of activites into each day, making for a rather busy life.  We continue to explore our sailing ground as much as we can.  Since there are SO many projects in the works...

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