Can you get enough internet to work from a boat? Sure, I do. Here are a few tips on how we make it work. [More] How Do We Get Internet on the Boat?
Why turn back if you’re already decided to start out on a passage? Lessons learned from long-time circumnavigators. [More] Should You Turn Back?
When Covid limits tourism, lots of small businesses pay the price. Here’s how we tried to support Bahamas businesses. [More] Supporting Bahamas Businesses
Do you need to take all your gear to the Bahamas? Or can you leave something behind? Here’s what we took off the boat on our last cruise to the Bahamas. [More] Offloading for a Trip to the Bahamas
Is your fuel system ready for a long passage? No matter what the conditions? If not, here’s what you need to do to prepare. [More] How to Prep Your Fuel System for Long Passages
Clunk! The last thing you want to hear underway. Learn what happened and how we dealt with it. [More] Learning From a Sudden Break
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
Plans aren’t necessarily bad, we just have to be willing to change them. Sometimes for no other reason than to keep things fun. [More] Plans and 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 […]
How to plan the fastest Gulf Stream crossing in your boat; figuring your start and destination points, how far the stream will sweep you and tips for a fast crossing. [More] Route Planning to Cross the Gulf Stream