Cruising with the Chilbergs
Cruising With The Chilbergs: Teddy Roosevelt's Stomping Ground (BLOG)
I first cruised here in around 1958 with my parents and later returned with my own kids in 1986. Many of the boats are now bigger and homes more luxurious, but the charm of harbors is still the same.
Cruising With The Chilbergs: On Yachting And A Salty Legacy
There are plenty of old salts in my bloodline, but the coup de gras was when my dad “bought my mother;” a 1928 wooden double ended trawler that you had to put a pipe in the flywheel to start.
Cruising With The Chilbergs: Chesapeake Jewels 2 & 3 (BLOG)
My favorite Crown Jewel on all the Chesapeake is St. Michaels. This charming village with a fabulous anchorage overlooking the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is without peer.
Cruising With The Chilbergs: Jewels Of The Chesapeake, Tangier Island (BLOG)
I must confess that I was excited as the Chesapeake is one of the great cruising grounds in all the United States of America in my humble opinion.
Cruising With The Chilbergs: Preparing For Four-Legged Guests (BLOG)
It happened again. She stepped off and called him an “Animal.” He tossed her bag on the dock and accused her of being a “Dog.” They were both wrong. The problem was not that he was an animal or that she was a dog, but that they weren’t.
Cruising With The Chilbergs: How Did I Miss This Place (BLOG)
I am always amazed when I find a new place in the Bahamas, but this one is especially egregious. I have been cruising the Bahamas and the Abacos specifically since the 1980's, and have cruised past this place probably 50 or more times.
Cruising With The Chilbergs: In Defense Of The Cruising Life (BLOG)
Our culture does not take kindly to nonconformity. It is the scorn of our peers probably more than anything else that hinders our living out of our unique center. The fear of others’ opinions—their ridicule—their cross examinations paralyzes us more effectively than flat-out opposition.
Cruising With The Chilbergs: Prisoner In Paradise (BLOG)
Well, I knew it would happen eventually. I hate it, but it has to be done. In order to avoid paying someone approximately the same amount as a Saudi Crown Prince’s monthly oil royalty, I had to do it.
Cruising With The Chilbergs: Finding Gilligan's Island (BLOG)
This was my first time not going north over the bank to Abaco. There was a tiny pair of cays called Great and Little Bersus or Water Cay.
Cruising With The Chilbergs: Two Cruising Worlds (BLOG)
Life changes when you head down-island, and I think Robert Frost may have said it best: “In a world of fugitives, the one going in the right direction appears to be running away.”
Cruising With The Chilbergs: Fear, Phobia, And Floating (BLOG)
Every time I set off on a long cruise I am anxious and, if I am honest, I’m somewhat panicked. What if something breaks? It will. What if plans don’t go as I thought? They won’t. So, Why go? Simple.
Cruising With The Chilbergs: How to Save a Million Dollars Yachting (BLOG)
Trying to be a yachtsman without being rich is a challenge these days. BUT if money is power, the DIY boater reigns supreme.
Cruising With The Chilbergs: Kicking Off 2016 (BLOG)
As I sat on my flybridge on a quiet December evening, I realized that one must plan their cruise early or time just passes by and opportunity is lost. Here's to 2016.
Cruising With The Chilbergs: Where Have You Gone, Robinson Caruso? (BLOG)
With the annual Bahamas cruise coming to a close, Joe gets a reminder from the boating universe of the gravity that comes with the middle name Murphy.
Cruising With The Chilbergs: The Best Of Now And Here (BLOG)
Ah, the simple life. Could cruising be the way to realizing limitless happiness? When you lose some of the extras, other things do come into focus.
Cruising With The Chilbergs: The News That Matters (BLOG)
Forget what all those media news outlets have to say; we got an interesting tidbit from the only source that matters down here—a fishing charter captain.
Cruising With The Chilbergs: Lobster, Snorkeling, Mahi and Anchoring (BLOG)
So the battle continues as our dog Baci turns her attention from the dolphin (mammals) to the lobsters, and back to the dolphin (fish). But hey, at least the freezer is full!
Cruising With The Chilbergs: Key Biscayne, Fort Lauderdale And The Bahamas Beyond (BLOG)
We're preparing for the Bahamas departure in the next hour as we await our final diesel delivery by tanker. The final Florida leg was an adventure, with plenty on rain to spare.
Cruising With The Chilbergs: Observations On The 'Florida Smile' (BLOG)
As Lee and I sit anchored off Key Biscayne, the northern most key in the Florida Keys, with Baci and Allie [the dogs], I realize that we just completed what I call the “Florida Smile.” What is a Florida smile you ask?