Cruising

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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Antique Boat Museum in Clayton, New York

Octogenarian Odyssey Part II

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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Great Lakes Adventure

Sunday afternoon, July 3 The deep blue sky had just a few picturesque fluffy white clouds. A cold front had brought down the temperature and …

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overcoming fear on the water

Overcoming Fear on the Water

Overcoming fear on the water is something all long-distance cruisers have to master. Julie Bradley shares her top three anxiety-calming tips.

Pandemic Cruise to Baja and Back

Pandemic Cruise to Baja and Back

If I’d understood the brain-tickling nature of the COVID-19 test, I might have thought twice before agreeing to join the crew of Tranquilo. However, since the …

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