July 5, 2012
by Steven

Tilley Hats

I have been wearing a Tilley hat since before we started cruising. I wore my hat many hundreds of times in lots of difficult circumstances, like our Gallapagos shipwreck. My hat repeatedly was soaked in salt water and worn in … Continue reading

March 13, 2012
by Steven
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Provisioning for Fiji

The adage goes: “People eat everywhere. So you can always find food in inhabited places.” While this is true, people eat differently in different places because different things are available. In Fiji the following are readily available in large towns: … Continue reading

February 9, 2012
by Steven
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In 2010, we had a lot of trouble with barnacles growing on Scream‘s propeller. ¬†We cleaned Scream‘s bottom about once a month, and every time we spent fifteen minutes knocking barnacles off of the propeller with a chisel. So we … Continue reading