Waterfall Tranformation

“What good is the warmth of summer without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.” -John Steinbeck
Regular readers of this blog know I love finding and visiting waterfalls. There’s just something that is so relaxing to spend time sitting next to or swimming in waterfalls. Upstate New York is full of beautiful waterfalls and we have found at least a hundred and have many more to discover. 


Wrapping up 2021

Arriving November 5th at facility where Broulee has been stored since June of 2020.  Unfortunately we had to catch a flight home when we dropped her off so we didn’t get a chance to see her bottom.  Looks like we have a bottom paint job in ou…

The Back Story

 Kind of left some of you hanging June of 2020.  After storing the boat in Florida, we were back in MN and Rick continued to have gut pain, seemed like we were in the ER every other week  It took till mid July 2020, after another biopsy …

Gear We Like: FLIR ONE Thermal Imaging Camera

A few year back, we picked up a FLIR ONE Thermal Camera from Amazon. It’s only $200 and operates as an extension to an Android phone (IOS also supported on similar hardware) with an on-phone application. Every 6 months we use the camera to do a full scan of the breaker cabinet, the DC cabinet,…

Flare over Seattle

Downtown Seattle is full of apartment buildings overlooking Elliott Bay, with frequent ferry and commercial traffic. If a distress flare were fired in this area, you would expect this to generate a lot of reports. But when one was set off on a recent Tuesday morning, we might have been the only ones to report…

Happy New Year 2022

Hey, we are back on  Broulee and couldn’t be happier.  It’s been a year and a half (due to reasons beyond our control), more on that to follow.  Wishing Everyone a Happy New Year and hoping for an amazing 2022, well at least a good 2022….

2021 Summary

Although 2020 was a year of big and unexpected plan changes, for us, 2021 brought even more. We started the year living on our boat in Norway and ended it living in our apartment in Seattle. In between, we travelled 4,933 nautical miles across the North Sea, the Irish Sea and the Atlantic Ocean to…

Happy New Year 2022

“What a wonderful thought it is that some of the best days of our lives haven’t even happened yet.” -Anne FrankHappy New Year…we look forward to 2022 and the new adventures it brings. We hope it will include a little more travel, although we feel luc…

Looking Back at 2021

“The best thing about memories…is making them.” -Author Unknown

In January we said good-bye to our home and our life in Port Lavaca and moved aboard Texas Pearl. It feels wonderful being free to come and go as we please with less responsibilities.


Norway in Seattle

We got a little bit Norway in Seattle this holiday season as an unusual winter storm dumped several inches of snow Boxing Day morning. We’d had a few flurries yesterday and, with a big winter storm in the forecast, were expecting to wake up to snow this morning. At 5am we were disappointed to find…