Tag Archive: sailing

Why Vacations and Internet Don’t Mix

Salt Island

IT’S CRAZY HOW HARD IT CAN BE to unplug from the internet for a vacation and even crazier how hard it is to jump back into the stream afterwards. We’re two days into our first Caribbean sailing trip and finally I’ve let go of posting blogs and tweeting. I have no choice, the internet service we…

Why Shoe Shopping Is Good Therapy for Your Ego

Sperry Bliss Leopard™

Friday Funnies: I’LL DO JUST ABOUT ANYTHING for a new pair of shoes, they don’t even have to be sexy heels, pretty much anything will do. I’m addicted you see. Over the years I have become a master… make that mistress Imelda of finding excuses to purchase new shoes. This time I’ve got a really good…

Bye-Bye Fear, Hello Quantum Leap

Indoor Sky Diving

Friday Funnies: IT’S 6:00PM AND I’M STILL WAITING at the airport for Alex, my ten year old nephew to arrive from the land of Eastern snows for a week’s holiday visit. His flight is quite delayed having stood, fully loaded on the tarmac for three hours pre-takeoff for de-icing. I’m expecting one sleepy, jet-lagged unaccompanied minor. Au contraire. When…

How I Challenged My Fear and Won

Crow's Nest

FRIDAY FUNNIES: MY FEAR IS LIKE A STONE WALL waiting to be scaled with bare hands and as my first day out sailing as a brand new Captain on San Francisco Bay draws nigh, I have visions of clambering up icy Mt Everest. Arriving at the pier on the big day I am thankful Blue…