Monthly Archives: May 2012

Quoddy gets refit

A blue water cruising vessel is like a house that you shake up and down and immerse in salt water.  Things break and wear out under such stresses.  A sailing vessel built in 1976, and sailed hard part of the … Continue reading

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Into the San Juan Islands

International borders are strange and artificial things—they drive distances between spaces that are not at all far apart.  Charts and maps tend to reinforce such prejudices because often they omit lands or waters belonging to other nations—as on ancient maps, … Continue reading

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Getting off the Dock

  10 May 2012 It’s both an enormous relief and a struggle always to leave the dock.  Once we pull away, we sever certain ties with the land and its shops and roadways–as well as, in North America, simple assumptions … Continue reading

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A new voyage, a(n almost) new boat

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Quoddy’s Run has been in the shed in Canoe Cove all winter, undergoing extensive repairs to her decks, which now look brand new.  New port lights, new hatches, new stanchions, new mast collar and various subtle bits of new rigging … Continue reading

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