It’s not easy for cruising parents to become teachers–especially if they’ve never done it before. But here’s some advice from a teacher on how to make boat school work–for everyone! [More] Boat School Lessons for Parents
Cruising & Chartering
Ahhh, living the dream! But what's it really like? What do I need to know?
Tips and skills to help you have a great time, whether it's on your own boat or a charter:
Also check out my free and paid courses to help every step of the way.
Live on a boat is inconvenient. And yet it’s entirely worth it. Here’s why. [More] Inconveniences of Cruising
First we had good news about our dinghy. And then we had bad. Luckily, we got some help from our cruising friends. [More] Cruising Friends Help to Avoid Dinghy Disaster
Do you think of cruising as a permanent vacation? Here’s how we experience it as a lifestyle–work and all. [More] Cruising – It’s Not a Vacation
The first year cruising has a steep learning curve. But you may be surprised by what YOU will learn the most about… [More] Climbing the First Year Learning Curve
Cruising is hard. So why do it? [More] Why I Love Cruising
Over the years, I’ve used The Boat Galley newsletter to share what we’ve been up to and what we’ve learned while doing it. Here are two posts from a few years back sharing all the important little jobs we did to get Barefoot Gal (and us) ready for the trip. Lots of stuff to do to […]
What’s the best thing about cruising? The people you meet. Check out some of the interesting folks you’ll meet in just one mooring field. [More] Oh, the Places You’ll Go
New technology has brought many changes to navigation. Here’s how to make sense of AIS aids to navigation before you get into trouble. [More] The Future of AToNs
How to prepare your boat for a hurricane, with ten things you absolutely must do and why. Give your boat a fighting chance! [More] How To Prepare A Boat For A Major Hurricane