The cruising life
living on the ocean
family and friends
the cruising community
Lifelong sailor, horticulturalist, and chief public relations officer.
Also chief engineer, navigator, and cook.
What’s in a Name?
from Central Asian folklore and Tibetan Buddhism, a mythical creature that carries prayers from earth to heaven; a symbol of well-being and good fortune.
s/v Windhorse II
a Wharram Pahi 42 catamaran, inspired by the double-canoe sailing vessels used by the ancient Polynesians to explore and settle the islands of the Pacific.
- A Day at Snipe Point
- Sailing to Boca Grande KeyPerfect winds, beautiful weather, dolphins. Florida Keys sailing at its best. Enjoy this video of our most recent trip.
- First Sail of the SeasonIt was just a quick day-sail, but we were happy to get the sails up. As we sailed out the harbor, we got a good view of the sailboat races. We dropped a lunch hook (anchored for a short time) and Zoomed with the family.
- Boatyard Life and Launch DayIt’s just a quick stay in the boatyard this time. We’ll be back in a few months to begin a year-long major refit of Windhorse II. Until then, we’re looking forward to a few months on the water.
- Back in the BoatyardHere we are, back in the boatyard–Robbie’s Boatyard on Stock Island, next to Key West.
Recent Instagram Posts
Sunsets on Instagram
Living on the ocean means having a front row seat for the best performances of the sky. We rarely miss a sunrise or sunset. Here’s a feed just for the highlights.