Terrific Tobago

Clean, green and serene, indeed  (published June 2012) I live on board Discovery V, a Bowman 57-foot cutter-rigged ketch, with my husband, Kirk, and 12-year-old twins, Wesley and Claire. We sailed from Toronto and spent 2010’s hurricane season in Trinidad, working on boat projects, enjoying time with friends, and getting

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Pit Stop in Paradise

Exploring Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador  (published May 2012) With the depth alarm screaming, we entered the surf line and I threw the wheel all the way to starboard, struggling to keep our 64-foot steel schooner from broaching. A 14-foot breaking wave had quickly enveloped us and our stern rose alarmingly,

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Milos, Greece

36°41’N, 24°25’E  (published April 2012) Concluding our cruise of the Cyclades on the island of Milos, my husband and I did the usual Med moor to tie up at the quay in the port of Adamas. Making our lines fast, we casually asked our Swedish neighbor for his opinion of

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Communication Leadership

(Published March 2012) The forecasts suggested that the hurricane may be closing with our projected track in the next four or five days. But already we were facing the effects of an extra-tropical low-pressure system, and the sustained winds from that less daunting system were projected to get up to

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Summertime in Vava’u

...and the livin' is easy  (published February 2012) Maybe we’re contrarians by nature, but we frequently find ourselves far from the maddening crowds as we explore new cruising grounds. We’re often out of sync with the loose-knit bands of nautical wanderers sloshing around on the oceans, seasonal and geographic nonconformists.

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