To see as much of the world as we can,
Using the smallest carbon footprint we can,
Spending the least amount of money we can,
Making as many friends we can.

Team Red Cruising

  • Annapolis, Post Boat Show

    That was fun. Perhaps too much of the wrong kind of fun.

    Today is Hollywood Shower at the dock master building and grocery shopping day.

    It was also Hose Clamp Day. That's the day CA inspects all hose clamps and lifeline stanchions.

    The big discovery?

    The Prop-Lok brake was disassembled …


  • Boat Show Day 2

    Clods at Starbucks are sitting at the table with good outlets not using a computer. Just having thoughtful cups of coffee while tying up some of the few seats that have access to power.

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    We're waiting to pounce on their seats. Trying not to look like we're waiting to …


  • Boat Show Day 1

    Five people we know at Starbucks this morning.

    At the boat show, we ran into at least six people we know. Maybe more; it's easy to lose count. Some Whitby folks. Many vendors we've worked with. Many cruisers.

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    One benefit of being a cruiser: a tightly-knit community. Sprawling all …


  • Annapolis and the Sailboat Show

    Started: Tenthouse Creek. 38°50.862′N 076°32.403′W

    Anchored: Annapolis. 38°58.53′N 076°28.43′W

    Distance Run: 12.6 nm. Time 1½ hr.


    A short, wet slog from West River directly into 20 kt winds with 3′ seas splashing over the bow and onto …


  • Week 38: Annapolis V: "Progress"

    Currently, Red Ranger should stay anchored at 38°58.586′N 076°28.415′W, Severn River, Annapolis, MD. We're near the end of our wait for a dodger. After several weeks of essentially nothing, suddenly a lot of stuff is happening. All at once. Some good. Some bad.

    Due …


  • Week 37: Annapolis IV: "Waiting and Waiting"

    Currently, Red Ranger should stay anchored at 38°58.586′N 076°28.415′W, Severn River, Annapolis, MD. So far, we have no reason to move. We're perfecting the art of hanging out.

    Some other chores need to be done this week. Maybe I'll actually do them. But. We're …


  • Week 36: Annapolis III: "The Hangout"

    Currently, Red Ranger should stay anchored at 38°58.586′N 076°28.415′W, Severn River, Annapolis, MD. So far, we have no reason to move. We're perfecting the art of hanging out.

    A big question this week: "How do you hang out in one place for so long …


  • Week 35: Annapolis "Waiting"

    Currently, Red Ranger should stay anchored at 38°58.586′N 076°28.415′W, Severn River, Annapolis, MD. So far, we have no reason to move.

    Once the dodger shows up, we'll move to the dock to get it installed.

    Then. Well...

    Doing Not Much

    For the time being …


  • Week 34: Annapolis "Chores"

    We're here for one purpose: replace Red Ranger's ratty old dodger.

    Other jobs, like an oil change, are also important, but not the essential goal.

    We're done with the big North-South voyaging for a while, so it makes sense to ease up on the play-by-play travel aspect of this blog …


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