Landfall in Paradise- Fatu Hiva

Emily Grace has dropped anchor after 21 days at sea and is enjoying blessed silence in the Bay of Virgins on the western side of the island of Fatu Hiva. This island was made famous by Thor Heyerdahl's book of the same name and the Bay of Virgins …

Boomtown Casino to Home

We left Boomtown at 7:30 this morning had a good trip back to the home slip in Houma. It did get quite windy during the morning and for the rest of the day. The South winds which are helping to blow the off shore oil spill towards the shoreline somethi…

April Update

Sad to say, we have not been able to spend too much time on the boat during the first quarter.  A combination of bad weather, rough water and a busy work schedule did not work in our favor.   Being house bound with the business did give me time to return to an old passion […]

Friends and Family in Frigid Florida

As we prepare to rejoin Sojourner on a permanent basis, we depart Orlando with many great memories of a Florida winter that wasn’t at all what we anticipated.  We thought keeping Sojourner on the east coast would facilitate more time on her, and we had visions of sharing weekend cruises and overnight anchoring-out adventures with […]

We have arrived in the Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia!

       Lone Wolf at anchor in Taiohae Bay, Nuku Hiva.28/4 11,30.pmWe have made it acoss the Pacific!It’s dark, so I can’t tell you what Nuku Hiva is like, but it looked very dramatic in the moonlight. We are now anchored, bow and st…

Pass Christian MS to Harvey LA

Following a shrimp boat out of Pass Christian harbor.Construction of Mississippi River Gulf Outlet floodgateEntering the Industrial Canal locks on the East side of the river.New Orleans Skyline from the riverGumbo tied up at the Boom Town Casino, Harve…

Faro to Gibraltar

With Travis safely arrived back home we turn our attention to the next passage – Gibraltar.  We have consulted the weather and the forecast is for nothing more than a force 3/4 for the entire journey, so we up-anchor and set our course directly fo…

The Future is Now.

Becky and I went to the boat for four whole days last week. It is simplest to say that we had about the best time it’s possible to have whilst boatbuilding on a shoestring. I absolutely love the rare occasions that B is able to pull herself away from…

April 23-26, 2010 Daytona Beach

We left Titusville on a very calm morning and had another nice cruise. The NASA Railroad Bridge was open as it usually is. We have read that on April 28-30, the bridge will be closed for repairs.The Haulover Canal is a connecting canal between the nor…

MVGUMBO 2010-04-27 18:15:00

Leaving Point Clear at daybreak.A tug and barge on Mobile Bay’s ship channelA freighter goinu up the channel to Mobile. I woke up at 4 AM this morning and the wind had died down. We got everything moved down to the boat and left the marina at 6:30. Th…