“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

NESTING

NESTING

To say we are a little overwhelmed these days would be an understatement but it’s an electric energizing kind of feeling.  Trying to strike a balance of the ‘want to do’s’ with the ‘have to do’s’ with all of the ‘would rather do’s’ has kept us hopping since moving in....

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MOVING IN – finally!

MOVING IN – finally!

Here we are, the 31 day of October 2017...our official move in day. So much has gone on in the past six months.  Condo sold.  A whole lot of down-sizing, selling and donating.  The total of our posessions packed into an 8’x8’x16’ POD container.  A car, a boat and...

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WHERE CALM LIVES

WHERE CALM LIVES

"What if all I want is a small, slow, simple life?... What if I am most happy in the space of in between?... Where calm lives... What if I am mediocre and choose to be at peace with that?" ... Excerpt from "What if All I Want is a Mediocre Life?" an essay by...

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PODZILLA  and Our Life in a Box

PODZILLA and Our Life in a Box

I wasn’t planning on sending you all an update until a bit closer to leaving Montreal but when our moving POD was delivered today I decided it was worth telling you all about the experience. It was not too dissimilar to launching a boat.  The guy presented himself...

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THE BIGGER PICTURE

THE BIGGER PICTURE

This will go down in our blogging journal  as a very disappointing sailing season for R.E.D. and her crew. Oh my! I just re-read that and it sounds so negative. Let me clarify.  Yes, we've enjoyed some phenomenol days out on the water in our new cruising ground.  We...

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TANCOOK

TANCOOK

On the other side of the Aspotogan Peninsula to the East of us, just around the corner from St-Margaret's Bay is Mahone Bay another expansive sailing ground dotted with 365 islands.  How cool is that to have an island for every day of the year?  The largest, a 50...

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FOLLOWING THE STORM

FOLLOWING THE STORM

With the passing of tropical storm Gert we were hoping to see some stormy results today but prudently from land...the weather report suggested conditions beyond our combined sailing skill sets.  To the shore for breaking waves and pounding surf we went.  To the shore...

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ROAD TRIP to LUNENBURG

ROAD TRIP to LUNENBURG

The Tall Ships are in town...the town of Lunenburg that is and ten of the RDV 2017 ladies are in port today. The weather since arriving in Nova Scotia has been spectacular.  Occasional moments of fog drifting in and out and a few nights of rain. I can't believe it...

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FIRST MONTH IN PARADISE

FIRST MONTH IN PARADISE

A phone call yesterday made me realize that we may not be keeping up with our end of the bargain so to speak.  Our blog has become a way for some who don't subscribe to social media to hear from us and know that all is well and "hey, what's happening? We haven't heard...

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