San Blas

San Blas Islands, Panama Interesting set of islands.  Only have time for a brief update due to limited connectivity. There are 360 islands in this chain spreasd out over 100 miles; where only the Kuna are allowed to live here, but we can sail and anchor here.  Most islands have a protective barrier reef around… Continue Reading

The Serendipitous Fort Sherman

When traveling and especially by boat  –  our skills in improvisation, invention and  patience are constantly exercised and tested. We also  need to embrace ambiguity when the paths forward aren’t clear. The boat needed a fair amount of work to become  sea-worthy again after a year of hard sailing and seven months sitting in Panama.… Continue Reading

Return to Panama, Boat Repairs and a Chicken

It’s hard to believe we’ve been in Caribbean-side Panama since February 24th. But, we know we’re here. The Trades are blowing 18knots. It’s really hot too…about 90 degrees with 70% humidity. A squall will be coming soon,  bringing a tantrum of rain and howling. Then suddenly, the clouds clear and the sun returns. We survived our… Continue Reading

Part II Year End Photo Review

Welcome back to part II of this adventure.  Last blog entry I started to pick my ten best  images of 2015. I was not successful  editing down to ten  but went from 7554 images at the start to 13.  The first culling  was  easy – going from 7554 to 184 but the next set of… Continue Reading

Colorado Plateau

  The Moki Dugway is a gravel road in southeast Utah.  From the top, one can look out at Monument Valley near the Utah-Arizona stateline  and down into the Valley of the Gods. Built in the 1950s to transport uranium,  Moki Dugway winds its way down a cliff face with no guardrails lay between you… Continue Reading


  We spent a month living in Denver being grandparents, hiking and enjoying living in another city. I like Denver, it’s a young, hip and vibrant city. The part of the Rocky mountains known as the Front Range are a short drive and the micro-brews are ubiquitous. The drivers here  are a bit crazy but… Continue Reading

Life among the weird

“To have been young, then to have grown older, and finally to die is a mediocre existence, for the animal also has that merit. But to unite the elements of life in contemporaneity, that is precisely the task”     — Kierkegaard Back in Portland, where the  motto  “Keep Portland Weird” is heard often, it has been… Continue Reading