Does the world really need more images of that beautiful orange moon?

Well, here’s me adding to the gazillion pictures circulating the internet.

A professional photog friend has been shaming me into using the manual settings

on our camera

so I dragged out the tripod last night,

played with those mysterious-to-me settings,

stayed up well past my boat bedtime

and took a shot or three.

Next one of these opportunites won’t come around until 2033.

Who knows if I’ll still be around

and can you imagine how shaky these old hands will be?

I got a little better as the evening wore on

but then…

I tripped over the tripod getting this rather pretty shot,
packed it all in and went to bed.
Those auto settings are still my favourites though.
Just point and click baby!




There are certain things a sailor has to address
after almost two months away from home base.
…that the adventure…for now, at least,
is over…
So this is what we did …
We headed home to land base,
retrieved the pile of mail that had accumulated,
took a glorious shower,
laundered our clothes…
…then headed back to the boat.
It’s the natural thing to do.
Storm/rain forecast for the next several days.
François doubled our living accomodations
by installing the full canvas enclosure…
Before leaving home base,
our neighbour gifted us with produce from her community garden…
(Galley Kat is VERY thankful)
…dinner prepared,
wine poured…
The rain actually was very much welcomed
as R.E.D.’s belly is almost literally resting
on a bed of lily pads…
…and who would complain
to be warm,
and safe
sitting in the cockpit
enjoying a fine scotch
and a movie
while the storm flashes all around…


30 May 2015

Our first night spent onboard last night

so we could be ready for today’s launch.

Francois quickly resumed his morning routine…
2nd cup of coffee and boat Tai Chi
wiping down the morning dew.


Our ride arrived by mid-morning


…escorted to the lake.




…belly straps in place…


09:13 SPLASH!


After tying her up securely, we raised the mast,
then took a small beverage break…


…while the boat ballet continued.


By mid-afternoon and after helping others dock in wicked strong cross winds,
40 + knot gusts (that’s in excess of 46 mph/74 kph for all you landlubbers)
we were totally ready…
Let the 2015 sailing adventures begin!



…a little post script for those who don’t know us well…yet,

we LOVE storms,

and this baby rolling in

for our first night on the water

is going to be awesome!