Tour the Galley with me?

I've fielded many questions about life on board, so a post with the low down on cooking in a ships galley feels appropriate ‘bout now.  Cooking in a galley is pretty much like using a normal kitchen, it’s just a little simpler, smaller, and it moves sometimes.  I can’t speak for other boaters out there but …

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Beautiful Barra de la Navidad

We have found the land of the beach bar.  Seriously, Barra de la Navidad must have at least two beach bars per capita. That, plus a wonderful protected (and flat!) anchorage, cruiser friendly resort, cheap 24 hour water taxi services, and more affordable restaurants than you can shake a tiller stick at.  We are smitten. …

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Velocity Made Good = Justification for sailing when you can’t actually head in the correct direction

One of the first syllabus items in the american sailing association intro class is about how wind moves your boat.  Specifically, how it can push you along from behind, create lift like an airplane from the side, and stop your boat in its tracks when its coming straight towards you.  The phenomenon of going nowhere …

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Jenny to the rescue!

Since leaving San Carlos at the beginning of the cruising season we’ve seen fairly mild weather with the seas generally mellow and the winds too light rather than too strong.  We’ve gotten very confident handling the boat and planning passages.  Apparently too confident, and mother nature decided that we needed a lil' reminder to be …

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