The most beautiful sounds

Emmanuel and I went to Burning Man this past year with our best friends in the world. It was magical and intense and awe-inspiring and exhausting and hilarious and beautiful. It was a contrast for us since the week before we had spent 10 days cruising in Desolation Sound, the lights surrounding us were candles, stars and phosphorescence. We were living…

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New Diesel Tank!

The more I work on this boat the more I scratch my head in wonder: “why oh why did they decide to build [insert pretty much any part of the boat] in such a crappy way? I am learning that this applies to most boats too, save maybe for the really, really high-end ones. Thirty-six years ago the Taiwanese boatyard…

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Moving and Shaking!

Picture of the bow of Leela, a Union 36 sailboat at anchor in False Creek, BC. Sunset on horizon.

Lots of changes! We decided that if we are going to live in 4 square feet together on a sailboat this summer we should try living together on land. Emmanuel moved into my apartment April 1st along with all of his toys. And this man has some toys. Paragliders, surfboard, climbing gear, camping gear. etc etc etc. You can tell a…

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All work and SOME play!

My first ever weekend out of my 11-year Engineering career turned out to be stellar, stellar weather! Woohoo! Monday morning was the nicest day of the year so far, sunny and 21C. I felt sorry for my poor ex-coworkers and clients stuck in the office grind. In the afternoon Saxony and I drove down to the community of Edison at…

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What’s in a name?

When we bought her, she was named Free to Roam. A concept we loved – the ability to move about unhindered, to explore, adventure and experience new things. But the sound when we spoke it fell flat on our lips. We realized that we weren’t saying Free to Roam when we spoke about her, but “the boat”. And such a…

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