Fear and How to Face Your Fear Head On

Today we are discussing Fear and how to face your fear head on.   If you'd like to listen to this story, click here. In this episode, I’d like to take you on a journey by writer and Author Jane Jarratt. Jane’s story, Facing Your Fears, is published in our book Facing Fear Head On … Continue reading Fear and How to Face Your Fear Head On

Visitors On Board

What's it like to live aboard? Well, you could always visit a friend with a boat, but it's not as simple as turning up, there are things to learn BEFORE stepping on board! Rules for Staying on Our Boat We briefed visitors with a short email or telephone conversation before they arrived.  But many boat … Continue reading Visitors On Board

Top Twenty Tips for Living on Board – Fun, but with some gems!

The Beginning of the End Reality Reflections (You can listen to this via podcast here) I didn’t talk to my husband for two days because his peculiar answers to my, perhaps, naïve nautical questions left me bewildered. Back then, as a mere fledgling to sailing, my raw researching met brutal honesty head-on. With travel and … Continue reading Top Twenty Tips for Living on Board – Fun, but with some gems!

The Great Loop – America: 3

Mariah II Branches Out - Part 3 of 3 (You can listen to this via podcast here) Bidding a sad farewell to the dramatic Canadian scenery, we ease our way back into the States and pick our time to go south along Michigan Lake.  While the wind gathers spirit, Penguin Jack (our dinghy) has been … Continue reading The Great Loop – America: 3

The Great Loop – America (The ICW): 1

Mariah II Branches Out - Part 1 of 3 (You can listen to this via podcast here) Watching the skyscrapers shrink as we drop our mooring in New York, we focus on the next part of our adventure in  America and we and look back with wonder. Hiding from Hurricanes After a month in Puerto … Continue reading The Great Loop – America (The ICW): 1

What are Synoptic Charts?

Synoptic Information The synoptic information is compiled from hundreds of weather observations around Australia. To create a complete picture of the weather around the world, weather observations are taken at agreed times at weather stations worldwide. They are then plotted onto a synoptic chart. They typically range in size from hundreds to thousands of kilometres … Continue reading What are Synoptic Charts?