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: 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.
View From The Marina: The Family-Vacation Bucket List (BLOG)
I cannot think of any time that has more built in quality than the time you can spend with a child on a boat cruise.
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: 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.
View From The Marina: Applying Lessons From The Sea To Everyday Life (BLOG)
Etiquette, I believe, is our first line of defense against an uncivil society. To disregard a rule of boating etiquette is a sign that a person does not respect any rule of boating, etiquette or otherwise.
View From The Marina: Let's Make America Feel Good Again (BLOG)
So this is my prescription for our nation’s malaise. Go down to the waterfront and breathe in the sunshine and salt air. If you need a stronger medication, try to get on the water.
Campbells' Quest: Sleeping In Airports, Racing The Wind (BLOG)
The calm before the storm was cruel and we slept in fitful bits, waking to NOAA alerts as if they were from the front lines of an invasion. And we held each other, glad to be together, living the life we love, even in the storm.
Sequel On The ICW: Welcome To The Bitter End (BLOG/VIDEO)
Technically, the bitter end is the part of a rope that’s tied off. And from that definition has sprung more dire meanings. But for Amy and I, its meaning is something else altogether.
The Argonaut: On To Colón With Reflections of Columbia (BLOG)
As Argo passes from Columbia to Panama, Randy takes a moment to look back on a country full of beauty and culture.