Living Aboard & Provisioning in Minimes

We lived aboard our boat in Minimes Marina for three weeks! While most of our time was busy with the outfitting projects Uchimata was working on, we were getting settled into life in a marina. Bike Shop I have been running errands during the day. Wednesday I went to a bicycle...

Île de Ré Bike Tour

We had a few weeks of free time while living in La Rochelle, we took off for Paris and Amsterdam, but also wanted to get a taste of the small, coastal French towns, and that led us to the nearby Île de Ré for a weekend. Why Visit Ile de Re? Ile de Re is a small island off the...

Two Days in Amsterdam

While waiting or our new boat, Starry Horizons, to be launched from the Fountaine Pajot factory, David and I did some trips around Europe.  Neither of us had been to Amsterdam, so we took off on the train from La Rochelle to Paris, and after a few days in Paris took the...

Paris; a Reflection of Five Trips

While waiting or our new boat, Starry Horizons, to be launched from the Fountaine Pajot factory, David and I did some trips around Europe.  We started by taking the train from La Rochelle to Paris, a 3-hour trip.  This was my 5th visit to Paris, and a city...

Our First Few Days in La Rochelle France

La Rochelle France would not normally have been on our radar for a tourist visit, but we are here to pick up our new home and adventure-mobile, Starry Horizons, our Fountaine Pajot Helia 44.  Like all things related to boat buying, the process wasn’t quite as it had been...

Miami Boat Show Seminars

Miami Boat Show Seminars Marine Weather with Chris Parker – Chris Parker is a name cruisers run into on the internet quite often. He is the chief forecaster for the Marine Weather Center. I have read from several people who have depended on Chris’ forecasting to make...

Exploring Miami

Not only did we get to attend the boat show, but we got to spend a couple of extra days checking out Miami! Hotel: We stayed in the Springhill Suites Miami Airport East Medical Center. The location not the nicest part of town, but it worked out well for us. Particularly because...

Miami Boat Show Overview

Behind the Annapolis Sailboat Show, the Miami Boat Show our second choice for favorite boat shows.  We’ve attended twice, once a few months after we placed the order for our boat, and once the year after that, when we sailed the boat to Miami in time to attend the...