Cruising

Hawaii to California

Hawaii to California

A 19-day voayge across the Pacific Many people would probably consider 19 days at sea to be a long time. And it can be—or not, …

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Block Island Memories

As I look out my back window watching the snow gradually cover the backyard, the radiator emits a reassuring hiss of heat that warms me …

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Canal boating in France bridge in Verdun

Canal Boating in France

France has two popular types of canal boats—large boats with captain and crew for 80 or more passengers and small boats with no crew for …

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Shot of Port at Vieux-Montreal

Octogenarian Odyssey Part IV

To celebrate both of us turning 80 and our 60th wedding anniversary, my husband, David, and I took a long-distance cruise on the Down East …

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Cloud Nine at the Devil's Thumb in Lure of High Ice

Lure of High Ice

Photography by David Thoreson There’s a rule of thumb veteran ice skippers like Roger Swanson come to understand about the Arctic: You don’t know what …

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The Boat Lioness' spinnaker

Summer Cruise Circa 1990

After two months of planning, the day finally arrived for our long-awaited summer cruise from our home port at Myrtle Beach Yacht Club in Little …

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Florida Keys Shakedown Cruise

Florida Keys Shakedown Cruise

Committed to the liveaboard life, Ken and Lynn Baehr sold everything—business, house, car—to pursue their cruising dream. They asked me and my wife, Priscilla, to …

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