Newsletter August 2019


The wind came blasting in, far stronger than forecast. But before it did, we’d had a fine run down through the Apostle Islands. Now streaks of white filled the horizon, wave crests breaking against the hull began covering us in spray. So, we turned to head back into the marina early in the afternoon and helped tidy up the 30 foot sloop that served as our hosts summer cottage and lake explorer.

1. Sailing with Jerry and Karen on Lake Superior was one more of the special moments of our three month meander across the US.

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June 2019 Newsletter

Dear Friends;


As this story shows, my itchy feet have me on the move again.

“Push her a bit more to starboard,” I call to David.

“I’ll hold her while you start up the windlass,” Marcus calls to me.

I run the length of the boatyard at my Kawau Island home base in North Cove, then begin taking the strain on the hauling line. The big windlass grinds and whirrs and slowly my little Herreshoff keeler Felicity comes clear of the water. Her specially fitted trailer keeps her keel centered, her hull well supported as she rolls up the stone ramp and onto the flat ground. I enjoy the camaraderie as the three of us work together to ensure she is settled perfectly, trailer sitting level, wheels jacked up and tires clear of the ground. But at the same time I feel a little sad. She is just the first of five boats we are storing away for what could be more than a year.

One last gathering of friends from North Cove before we packed up to run away from winter.


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Self Sufficient Sailor: Third Edition

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Taleisin's Tales: Sailing towards the Southern Cross 

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Details of Classic Boat Construction: The Hull - 25th Anniversary Edition

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Voyaging With Kids - A Guide to Family Life Afloat

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Bull Canyon: A Boat builder, a Writer and other Wildlife

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Blown Away

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April 2019

Dear Friends,

I watch three black swans winging their way through the quiet cul-de-sac where we lay at anchor in Iola Bay. The sound of their slowly flapping wings carries clearly across the evening-stilled water. The shrill cries of a heron ring out and seem to echo off the rock-lined shore that enfolds us. The towering rocky crags of Mount Rugby just a mile north of us across Bathurst Channel, catch the last rays of sun. There is not one sign of humans or human habitation anywhere around us. The only visible hint of trails in this wilderness area turn out to be the tracks made by wombats scrambling through the thick, rough brush looking for something, anything, to eat. I am lounging comfortably in the cockpit, feeling repleat – the reason? We have reached our goal. We are now on the wild west coast of Tasmania in a magnificent, rugged multi-armed mini-inland sea that offers the southern-most accessible safe anchorage in Australia. The nearest road, the nearest village with any shops is at least a hundred miles away by sea, and six days walking (tramping) by land.

Mount Rugby is just across the channel from the perfectly protected Iola Cove