A Look Back at Cruising
Swept Away HR46 at anchor Second Wind at anchor Northern Exposure at anchor

Aground for the duration

This site was the virtual home and is now the ancestral home of our journeys afloat. Until the summer of 2013, we traveled on sailboats.

We spent the summer seasons 2000-2005 on a Hallberg-Rassy 46 sailboat named Swept Away and 2007-2013 cruising on a Hallberg-Rassy 54 named Second Wind. When it came time to come home to the US, we decided that it was time to move a little faster.

For the 2014 season and onward, we cruised in the US on a powerboat, Northern Exposure. In the US, we spent the first two seasons exploring Lake Michigan. In the third season (2016), we moved east to Rhode Island, and spent our summers aboard in New England. We sold the boat in 2021.

Thus we are now aground. All of our boating adventures are archived on this site.

You could focus on our powerboat and the travels of Northern Exposure.

You could relive the travels of Second Wind, in case you want to go back in time.

You can also see the travels of Swept Away, our Hallberg-Rassy 46.

Latest Letters to Home:

Here are our latest weekly letters to home.

We sent letters back to family every Sunday, just like we were at camp. The letters covered our life aboard and span more than just our sightseeing.

Once we were back in the US, our adventures were decidedly less interesting, and eventually we stopped journaling our life aboard.

Here are our Letters to Home for 2015:

May 31, 2015 (in Charlevoix, Michigan)
June 7, 2015 (in Little Current, Ontario, Canada)
June 14, 2015 (in Sault Sainte Marie, Ontario, Canada)
June 28, 2015 (in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin)
July 5, 2015 (still in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin)
July 14, 2015 (in Sister Bay, Wisconsin)
July 26, 2015 (in Manistee, Michigan)
August 2, 2015 (still in Manistee, Michigan)

Haven't seen enough? You can read the archives from 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 and 2007.