Longitude 39 Boom Repair

I scribbled away in the cockpit, jotting the moments I'd been too sick to record the days before. Relief from nausea, sunshine, the boat lumbering along downwind, bobbing side to side with a following swell. After days of sleeping, I had awoken this day, Thursday, July 27, well before my watch, ravenous and energized. Our … Continue reading Longitude 39 Boom Repair

Finally the Whales! And I threw up…

The next morning dawned clear and crisp, blue skies extending from hills to horizon, the first we'd seen in weeks. The fresh 30 knot breeze from the days before had simmered to a gentle, but steady, westerly. As we spoke of ice bergs and visibility, I realized that we would be sailing through moonless nights, … Continue reading Finally the Whales! And I threw up…

Shakedown Cruise: Verplanck to Provincetown

"Sometimes it's just time to go!" said Rob Lewis, after watching for months as Dad ran between the truck and the dock, the dock and the barge, the barge and the boat. An unexpected deck replacement two months before the departure date, the mast out, a haul out, and various other hours of glueing, planing, … Continue reading Shakedown Cruise: Verplanck to Provincetown

A Woodshop in the Woods

The shop they built has a roof that swoops down around a strip of plastic skylight and then shoots forward like a pouty lip. The outside is painted black, surprisingly elegant, rustic and profound like classic chalkboards. The New York spring greenery lends life to the dark walls, proving that black is inherently neutral, enhancing … Continue reading A Woodshop in the Woods