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Bertie Journal: Night Watch/Herd o’ Turtles

February 21, 2018 It’s 6:10 AM. I just finished my 02:00-06:00 watch, my sixth completed watch so far on this journey. The 4 on/4 off schedule is a bit brutal. I’m hoping to settle into the rhythm of it soon. … Continue reading

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Bertie Journal: Underway!

February 19, 2018 We slipped the mooring in Acapulco and got underway at 07:00! It’s 08:41 now. I’ve helped raise the mainsail, loosened the vangs, coiled and stowed lines, and taken a turn at steering. I really was awful at … Continue reading

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Bertie Journal: Acapulco Ashore

February 15, 2018 Our morning aboard Bertie is calm: coffee and a quiet breakfast. Little do I realize that my temperate zone brain is about to go on overload. Heidi and I are headed ashore for our first provisioning trip. … Continue reading

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Bertie Journal: Acapulco Afloat

February 14, 2018 The first thing I do when I arrive at the Acapulco airport: start taking all my clothes off. Shoes, socks. Long pants. Hoody sweatshirt. T-shirt. I just flew in from Anchorage, Alaska, so there are a lot … Continue reading

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Flying the Blue Peter

Wooden boats and old-timey shipyards hold a certain charm. I’m drawn to them, and have spent some time hanging around in Essex, Mass., the Oslofjord, Norway, and Port Townsend, WA, admiring the craftsmanship and beauty of schooners, gaff-rigged cutters, faerings, … Continue reading

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