Cruising Lifestyle

Sun Protection While Sailing

Now that we’re back in Texas and living on land, we’ve been visiting friends (with social distance) and seeing our doctors. I’ve actually had two comments: Friend: Ya’ll don’t LOOK like you’ve spent six years out in the sun. My PCP: Your skin looks great. What sunscreen do you use? Tons of sunshine out on…

Cruising Lifestyle

Cruising Risk Management Assessment & Plan

This post is a collaborative effort between myself and ‘Hope’ from Covert Castaway.  I heard her podcast episode titled Getting a Risk Plan and was very intrigued by what exactly a risk management plan for a cruising boat would look like on paper.   Hope is familiar with risk management assessments through her job as a…

Cruising Lifestyle

How to Break Out of the Cruising Funk

David and I have been suffering lately from what one of our friends recently declared “senioritis”.  In thinking about it, there are a lot of similarities between college and our adventure; 4-5 years (the five-year plan was mine!), steep learning curve, alcohol-heavy social environment, draining your bank account…. As we’ve recently discussed, we’ve got less…