America From Afar

Sickening. Heartbreaking. Surreal. What is happening to America? Waking up on Corroboree, sitting down to a peaceful breakfast, the sunshine of another beautiful Australian day slanting through the portholes, the celestial music of Beethoven emanating from radio, it is staggering to see and hear the news unfolding in the United States 9,000 miles away. It […]

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We’re on the (Sea) Road Again

It’s a funny feeling, setting out to sea after eight months ashore, especially in the surreal conditions of the Covid-19 pandemic. But upon selling our car, Glinda, in mid-April and getting word that sailboats could begin to move within Queensland, we were free to leave Bundaberg and return to the wind and waves. Yet even […]

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A Tale of Two Batteries

Three years ago in Puerto Rico, I wrote a blog post called “Of Rubber Bands and Marriage” to answer an oft-asked question about our voyage: How do you manage to live together on a 35-foot boat without murdering each other? I described a simple incident involving a package of rubber bands that revealed Eric’s and […]

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We Interrupt this Circumnavigation…

Back in January I wrote a blog post about the Australia bushfires to assure our friends and family we were safe and to give my perspective, as a temporary resident, on the disastrous situation. Two months later, with the entire world in turmoil from COVID-19, you surely don’t need me to report on a calamity […]

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Stir Crazy in February

When it rains, it pours. In Australia, in late January, that phrase began to ring all too true. After months of blistering drought and nightmare bushfires, the wet stuff arrived. Sometimes it draped everything in a soggy mist that would make you swear you were in Ireland. Other days it dialed up and down, hours […]

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Australia is Burning

This isn’t the blog I planned to post today. Just back from a fabulous two-week holiday with our kids in Sydney and Tasmania, I planned to continue the saga of the Great Australian Road Trip Eric and I undertook to Adelaide in October/November. I’ll resume that story in due course. But with Australia’s catastrophic bushfires […]

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