This is long overdue…. In fact it is almost a year overdue, but that’s the benefit of being quarantined during a pandemic. Last summer, Ahab starting rounding up to 100 as he crested into the big 5-0. We are fortunate to live out in the middle of freaking nowhere, which is also just a short …Read More
“Nothin’ But the Best”
After a long winter’s hibernation down under, WIDAGO is finally wet again. Ahab, along with with Brothers Moseley, Wise Terry, and Admiral Pawpaw – are setting out on a bro-cation upon the Great Barrier Reef. This trip has been on the books for quite some time, and now is finally here. WIDAGO’s original crew …Read More
NOLS: Summer 2017
William spent two weeks in the Wyoming Wilderness with the National Outdoor Leadership School. no soap no iPhone no TP (although he says the snow was very refreshing) He captured all the photos/videos (except the ones he was in). Came home a few inches taller, a bit hungry & tired, and hopefully with some new …Read More
Hmmmm….where did summer go? As I slide face first into the final day of Labor Day Weekend, I have come to the realization that I spent the summer experiencing rather than documenting. After re-reading my last post (gasp – that was in early July), I have a lot of holes to fill in. Rather than …Read More
WIDAGO Down Under!
After a brisk passage from Vanuatu across the Coral Sea, WIDAGO safely arrived in Queensland, Australia last night. Upon entering the Great Barrier Reef, we had a hundred mile motor into light winds, guided by pods of migrating humpbacks, sea snakes, and bottlenose dolphins – an absolutely spectacular finish to a difficult, less than favorite, …Read More
Late Post From Portugal
I know I haven’t written in a while, but I say that in every blog, right? So we had just arrived in Lagos, Portugal and when we entered port, I wondered if they had any McDonalds. Then I got their song stuck in my head. You know the one that goes like ba ba …Read More
Leaving Lagos & Spanish Getaway
WIDAGO and her crew are anxiously waiting for proper weather and final maintenance to be completed before leaving Lagos, and heading south to Grand Canaria. Although this week has been all business, last week we played hooky for a Spanish road trip. Seville was the perfect pitstop on our way to Madrid. Obviously the oranges …Read More
Poisoning, Electrocution, Strangulation: 100 Ways to Die @ Sea
While I’m sure it is not unique to my current situation, being underway certainly makes me reflect on both my own mortality and those around me. Prior to departing the UK, we had received an email from dear friends reporting an accident they had at sea. Luckily, no lives were lost, nor damage to the …Read More
Back to School Special
I’m not gunna lie. A few weeks ago, when many you fine folks were posting those annual pictures of your kids with recent hair cuts, new tennies, neatly packed lunches, and bright signs displaying which grades were about to begin – I was jealous. I realize this is ridiculous, but I can’t help it.
Since we last met, Dear Readers, WIDAGO and her crew have finally slept in increments greater than 45 minutes. It is quite something to be happy about, sleeping for four straight hours. A year ago, I might have thrown something at you if you tried to rouse me after anything short of ten solid comatose …Read More
Bermuda-Azores Leg Day 13: Land Ho!
At long last, thirteen days almost to the hour, we saw our first sight of land. WIDAGO has just cruised by the small islands of Isla da Corvo and Flores, as we head to our destination in Horta, just another day away. I would have written last night – but I was very busy sleeping …Read More