Category Archives: This and That

Bikes or No Bikes? I’ll answer for my family.

A recent question was posted on the pacific puddle jump group.  I wanted to post the picture I specified in my answer for  S/V Imagine: Hi Looking to get recommendations from family boats in particular, whether it’s worth keeping the bikes … Continue reading

Posted in This and That | Leave a comment

Tips to help save $$$ in your cruising kitty!

Some things are just impossible to believe — a report from the Chief Engineer by Judy Rouse on Saturday, January 1, 2011 at 11:12pm When you read this, you are going to say:  yeah, sure!  But, I have to tell … Continue reading

Posted in Blue Jobs - Repairs and Maintenance, Helpful sites, This and That | Leave a comment

Tips for babies

Here is a question that came into Facebook and wanted to post the answers…. We’re going to have our first baby in a few months and then continue cruising with him/her at 5-6 months’ age. I am curious about any … Continue reading

Posted in Helpful sites, This and That | Leave a comment

Off the beaten path… Orinoco Delta, Venezuela

Orinoco Delta Adventure We have just spent the two most magical weeks in the Orinoco Delta located in Venezuela.  I know, you are scratching your head because we were supposed to be in Tobago.   We met a few friends at … Continue reading

Posted in Helpful sites, This and That | Leave a comment

Paw Paw anyone?

After spending the last three weeks in Bora Bora and a few days on one of the ugliest passages we’ve had in a long time, we were ready to arrive.  Destination Aitutaki, Cook Islands.  On a cruiser budget, life in … Continue reading

Posted in Recipes, This and That | 3 Comments

Coming 2-C-Us by: J. Rouse

We welcome our friends and family, and encourage you to contact us to check our current port of call, planned length of stay and availability for visitors. Also before you plan your visit, please refer to our “visitor guidelines” which … Continue reading

Posted in Helpful sites, This and That | Leave a comment

Ciguatera can even poison paradise

It seemed like we hit the jackpot.  We were anchored in a bay we nicknamed ‘Manta Ray Bay,’ since a group of manta rays seemed to appear as we arrived and hovered around us eating plankton for days.  We didn’t … Continue reading

Posted in Helpful sites, This and That | Leave a comment

Cost of Cruising – By J. Rouse

Money — that topic no one likes to talk about. Someone needs to tell the truth. Like many cruisers and sailors, I follow a number of online sailing groups. The question of how much it costs to cruise is frequently … Continue reading

Posted in Blue Jobs - Repairs and Maintenance, Customs and Immigrations, This and That | 2 Comments

Calling all sailing moms

I have floated around the ocean for 5 years with my gang.  There wasn’t a day that went by that I didn’t have a question thrown my way.  How is the weather?  What was your passage like?  How do you … Continue reading

Posted in This and That | 1 Comment