If someone gets injured or ill — or just has to be away from the boat for some reason — someone else aboard is going to have to step up. But can they? [More] Boat Systems for Everyone
The Boat Galley Podcast
The Boat Galley podcasts are quick bits of info and actionable tips to help you in every stage of your cruising adventures. Each episode is typically just 5 to 10 minutes long, so the points are easy to remember.
Two podcasters -- Nica Waters and me (Carolyn Shearlock) -- with tips and info to turn your cruising dreams into reality.
Get a dose of TBG while you're on the go -- driving, walking or working out.
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Organizing everything on your boat can seem like a never-ending task. Some tips, as well as why I think it happens. [More] Where Should I Put What?
Accidents are no fun, but they happen. Hopefully they’re just “fender-benders” and the boat isn’t totaled. Life does go on. [More] Mistakes Happen
Mail. It’s a big question for would-be cruisers. How do you get the bills, the important notices, the cards from friends? Listen in to learn the options and what works for other cruisers. [More] How Do You Get Mail?
I was honored to be a guest on John Herlig’s wonderful podcast, Postcards from Sea. Listen in as we chat about, well, all sorts of cruising stuff. [More] Postcards from Sea (BR Podcast Guest)
Quartantine flag? What’s that? What do I do with it? All this answered and more . . . listen in! [More] Quarantine Flag
Tides, bridges, bail out locations . . . how do you remember it all? And make sure that everyone else knows it too? Listen in for our solution. [More] Notes at the Helm
Food carts and street food — part of the travel experience. What’s safe to eat and what’s not? [More] Eating Street Food
I love a dinghy drift. What a great way to meet other cruisers and enjoy the sunset. Listen in for a few things we’ve discovered over the years 😎 [More] Sunsetters on the Water
You can just hand-pull the anchor every time. But if you’re full-time cruising, there are some safety tradeoffs to consider. [More] Do I Need a Windlass?