Gadabout Life

Progress was a little slower the past 24 hours as we (figuratively) powered through a couple of periods of light winds. We’ve been practicing our French and reading voraciously. The improved...

The seas have calmed considerably, the sun is out, and a white tropic bird just cruised past for a closer look at us, all the way out here, 1700 miles from...

Well, part of yesterday’s wish came true… we finally have a sunny day. The seas are still large and confused, though, and continue to dish out a rolly ride. And the...

Over the last couple of days we’ve had a consistent 15-20 kts of wind. That would be perfect if it weren’t for the higher gusts, which tend to make the boat...

It’s a beautiful sunny day in the South Pacific ocean and we are celebrating Independence Day on Gadabout like many Americans, especially in the Pacific Northwest, with good ‘ol American cuisine...

Another rolly 24 hours as the wind angle has us perpendicular to the swell. We are making good progress, though. On the bright side, we finally caught a fish, a beautiful...

We’re making good time. Unfortunately the sea state leaves a bit to be desired. For the last two days it has been lumpy and confused with quite a bit of wind...

I was standing watch early this morning, engrossed in my book and tucked in neatly behind the clear plastic panel that provides wind protection in the cockpit. All of a sudden,...

The wind picked up considerably yesterday afternoon, held through the night and continues to blow 15-20 kts, giving us our best daily distance to date, although the swell direction is making...

After successfully dodging the fishing fleet yesterday afternoon, we ended the evening by catching a line in our prop. How, you ask? We had been trailing a line along the side...