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

  • Ph. III, day 29, Mooring Inspection

    Check this out.

    Mooring Inspection
    Red Ranger Mooring Being Inspected

    This barge came out to inspect and refurbish the moorings.

    On a nice day with flat seas? Looks like it might be a fun outdoorsy job.

    Today? With 2'-3' waves?

    What a nightmare for this crew. They pointed out that we had …

  • Ph. III, day 29, Problems

    We had a pile of problems today. Problems stack up from small to large. A kind of inverted pyramid of trouble. This left us feeling discouraged.

    Jensen Beach Mooring Field
    Red Ranger Surrounded by Whitecaps

    Problem 1

    Today's problem #1: it's rough. The Jensen Beach mooring field is exposed to the East and South …

  • Ph. III, day 26, Breezy and Bouncy

    It's rough on the mooring ball. Breeze is in the teens, and gusting into the mid 20's.

    Jensen Beach Mooring Field
    Red Ranger Surrounded by Whitecaps

    The sea state starts to change at 17kt, what they call Force 5 on the Beaufort Scale. The key indicator? "Numerous Whitecaps".

    In open water, this can mean …

  • Reflections

    12 years ago...

    Chesapeake Eagle in the shed
    Red Ranger (before her name change)

    We'd bought a boat back in December. We'd fiddled about a bit in January and February.

    Now, it's march, and she's going into the shed to have the foredeck (and some other places) rebuilt. Water had intruded and rotted the balsa …

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