We have been reading about and looking at photos of the Westsail 32 since the start. But words and photos are one thing and getting ON an actual WS 32 is something entirely different – we want to see what one is like for REAL! While visiting family in Michigan this month, I posted a message on the Westail […]

Trip to Michigan

Yeah! We took advantage of our trip visiting family in Michigan to complete our first sailing classes: Basic Keelboat Sailing and Coastal cruising on a Catalina 25. Before the actual class, the sailing school sent us a couple of textbooks to study. To get the most out of our classes we reviewed the 2 books and quizzed each other the […]

The Little House

The Little House has been my home for a while now – it’s been perfect for me and Myra: plenty of room for this girl and her dog. The Little House is actually Dan and Karen’s guesthouse and is located in what we lovingly call The Village: a community of friends and homes up on Spring Creek Mesa outside of […]

Our Sailing Library

Since we still live in beautiful but landlocked Colorado, books are our main way of fueling our dream. Here is the list of the books we’ve read so far: Boatowner’s Mechanical and Electrical Manual – Nigel Calder The Cruiser’s Handbook of Fishing – Scott and Wendy Bannerot The Voyoger’s Handbook – Beth A. Leonard The Cruising Life – Jim Trefenthen […]

Sailboats We Love

We have been looking at and reading about sailboats for over a year now. From all of our research, we have narrowed it down to several blue water boats: Fantasia 35, WestSail 32, Tayana 37, and Hans Christian 33T. Fantasia 35: Lost our Hearts to Viking We love love love the Fantasia 35. Like all the boats we are considering, […]

Created the domain name

Why Well, it’s a good story. Our friend Tom introduced us to a funny video. It’s the video of a Desert Rain Frog that puffs up and makes this funny noise when threatened. Next thing, as we were climbing, Sara got in a spot where she was pretty uncomfortable (scared to death), and reproduced the sound of that tiny […]

The House has SOLD!

The house was the number one thing that kept us fom sailing but at the same time, after it sold, it turned out to be the number one thing that will allow us to go sailing. Sara and I worked hard at improving it. Some of he major things that we did was painting the whole inside together, I replaced […]

Annapolis Boat Show

My journal entry… Boat show was amazing…Mrs. Westcott…private quarters…crazy cat with dialated pupils…breakfast is ready when you hear the music…butter croissants…cornbread muffins…strawberry waffles…R-A-I-N…Painkillers(2-4?)…Beneateau, Jenneau, Bavaria, Hunter, Oyster (yeah, right)…Dufour – so many! Beers @ Irish pub with Erica & Greg…seafood dinner…Mr. + Mrs. Smith…downpour!…   Annapolis Day 2 Marine diesel seminar…rigging seminar…back on boats…30 feet feels big enough – maybe? […]