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

  • Leaving Texas

    The (short) 2024 season is almost here.

    We're moving out of Texas, after nine months.

    We have some restowing and rearranging at our base in North Carolina. And then we'll have a month or so on Red Ranger.

    Stand by.

    For now, some pictures of packing the truck.

    This is …


  • The Technomad Story

    Since about 2018, I've been calling myself a "technomad".

    (There's a portable speaker system with this brand name. Not related. At all.)

    I count myself a member of the group of folks who do high-tech work and live a nomadic life. Here are the two key criteria:

    • I write books …


  • Welcome to 2024

    Status Report. Red Ranger is on the hard in Safe Cove.

    Nothing has changed. Scott looked in on her recently, and reconnected shore power.

    We're still in Texas.

    Here's a factoid that come up in the Whitby Call yesterday.

    The Deck Filler

    Dash-223

    Durometer 75

    We have 6 fillers. The …


  • Merry Christmas 2023

    Status Report. Red Ranger remains on the hard in Safe Cove.

    We remain in Texas.

    We have some potential "plans." But. Without many details, plan is too strong a word.

    Meanwhile, here's the Thanksgiving Bloody Mary Bar.

    Bloody Mary Bar
    Bloody Mary Bar

    Many fixings. Many levels of hotness.

    Celery. Pickles, Cheese Curds …


  • Idling in Texas

    Status Report. Red Ranger is on the hard in Safe Cove.

    Nothing has changed. Hurricane season is still in full swing.

    We're still in Texas.

    The picture is from Utah.

    Arches National Park
    Arches National Park

  • More Land Cruising

    Status Report. Red Ranger is on the hard in Safe Cove. She's ready for another hurricane season.

    We've returned from Rehoboth Beach and are on our way to Ft. Worth, TX, for a few months.

    Come November -- and the end of Hurricane Season -- we'll see what the family situation is …


  • The Balance of the Season

    Where will we be for the balance of the 2023 Hurricane Season?

    Traveling on land.

    We've finished all the Hurricane Ian repairs. We're almost ready to go.

    The New Dodger
    The New Dodger

    Plans for 2023-2024 Sailing Season?

    Going to be doing family care. We'll leave Red Ranger high and dry.

    Not much …


  • Goal Achieved: Samuleson Stones

    We're in the Mojave desert. This is an odd place for a sailor. But we've become addicted to desert life.

    At sea, of course, the view in all directions looks alike -- water. During our first few hikes in the desert, we were bedeviled by an "it all looks alike" confusion …


  • Land Cruise Underway

    About a month ago, we had questions about the rig.

    And they were answered.

    We're not there, in case you weren't sure.

    It's almost Hurricane Season. We opted to drive around the US, birding inland locations while we waited from the canvas folks to finish the dodger work.

    We'll be …



  • Starting 2023

    Cthulhu Waiting To Consume Mankind
    Cthulhu Waiting To Consume Mankind

    Where are we at the start of the year?

    Waiting for some repairs to Red Ranger.

    Traveling through New Mexico. This is in Carlsbad Caverns.

    Here's how I figure out what week we're in.

    >>> from datetime import date
    >>> start = date(2021, 10, 20)
    >>> today = date …





  • Cross-Country Tour, Week 5

    We're not on the boat. Nor are we in our hurricane-season hide-away near Asheville, NC.

    On October 20th, we loaded the truck and started west. Some places are bivouac locations, other places are proper destinations. Catch up on mail. Do some birding.

    • Week 1
      • Oct 20 - Mount Juliet, TN (near …

  • Cross-Country Tour

    It's been about 54 days since Hurrican Ian. We have a mechanic, a canvas company, and a carpenter working on things. While Red Ranger is getting fixed, what have we been doing?

    We've been seeing our kids (and grandkid) on the west coast.

    And -- of course -- seeing the west coast …


  • Shakedown Cruise Planning

    Summer Land Cruising is almost over. Hurricane season is an unholy mess — looking at people struggling with Ida, but, also heading toward a conclusion. We still have to get back to Deale, where Red Ranger is docked.

    Which means the start of Red Ranger's south-bound cruise.

    And that means …


  • 2021 Land Cruise, Part IV

    This was a week-long 2400 mile spin back across the country. A few birding stops, usually close to the hotel. Our general schedule is to drive 350 or so miles each day. For us, this is a comfortable pace.

    Take out dinners back at the hotel. Not taking any risks …


  • 2021 Land Cruise, Part III(b), Or Something

    We're about to pull up the hook. We're bound for a little jog down the coast to San Diego before returning east. I'm starting to lose track of the legs.

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    If you look a the rocks in the bottom ⅓ of the picture, you might see …


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