YAHOO!!!! HOME TO CAPRI!!!!!!!

WE’RE GOING HOME TO CAPRI!!!!!! We’ve been back in Denmark for nine months now and one thing is for sure – Vinni and I have decided that we are not ready to live in an apartment yet. We almost can’t believe it.  We’re not at all done with our travels and we certainly aren’t done…

Landlubbers again (sigh)

I suppose it is time for us to send out an update, now that we have been in Denmark for almost four months.  January is almost behind us and we have made it through the darkest time of the year here in the north. As I look out our window, here at 7:30 a.m., there…

A sad day for the United States

Dear friends and readers, Vinni and I were appalled at the events that transpired in and around the Capitol Building in Washington.  We have been fortunate enough to travel in many areas of the United States, sailing up and down the east coast, spent several months on Hawaii and have now sailed in and around…

Early Christmas Greetings

Early Christmas greetings to all our readers, friends and family Carsten and I are sending you early Merry Christmas wishes since so many of you are asking how Vinni’s treatments are going. It is almost four weeks since I was operated.  I had a breast preserving operation that went way our expectations. Just a  week…

Another interruption in our adventures

Dear friends and readers, Many of you have begun to ask “So- how’s life as a landlubber cruising around in your “Hippiecamper” going?” Unfortunately, we can’t answer that since once again we’ve been forced to interrupt our adventures due to illness. I’ve been diagnosed with precancerous growths in my one breast and have flown back…

The San Juan Islands

Two days before we left Port Townsend, some nasty weather ran over us.  A low-pressure front sent powerful winds from the south up through the fjord and across our anchorage.  We are only three boats here on anchor, the rest have sought refuge in the marinas or on other anchorages.  We haven’t had that possibility…

Puget Sound

After 25 days at sea we’ve arrived and are tied up in Port Angeles Marina in Port Angeles, Washington. Before leaving Hawaii, we spent considerable time discussing if we should drop our Alaska plans and sail back into the South Pacific instead.  Covid-19 had closed Canada and the Inland Waterway for sailors, so going north…

How to download GRIB files

  When you read our blogs or watch our videos, you frequently hear us talking about GRIB files and downloading them.  GRIB files is “Greek” to those of you who aren’t bluewater cruising sailors.  Since one of our “landlubber” readers asked us to please explain this and make a video – we’ve now done that.…

25 days at sea – Passage to Washington

  We took in our lines and sailed out of Ali Wai harbor early Thursday morning intending to meet up with Minstrel Boy, a Canadian boat that was to be our “buddy boat” for the passage.  They were in Ko ilina marina, further along the coast. Well a crappy start, an hour after we left…