A Thousand More Words

Sailing is a long lesson in patience. Bernard Moitessier, The Long Way While Lil’ Dinghy is launched and I’m anxious to get on land in Bermuda and see the islands, and also get some things done (provisions on/garbage off, propane, a good restaurant meal, couple new lines and fittings, etc.), this morning’s weather is conspiringContinue reading “A Thousand More Words”

Worth 1,000 Words

I fully believe in both, in the poetry and in the dissection. Ralph Waldo Emerson, “The Naturalist,” 1834 If a picture is truly worth 1,000 words then this post will roughly equal the 85,000-word Heeling is Healing in value. Given my internet/satellite connectivity situation, allow me present a whole series pictures from our Ft. LauderdaleContinue reading “Worth 1,000 Words”

Departing in the Next 30 Hours

Destiny deals the cards, but we play them. Solo circumnavigator Bernard Moitessier, The Long Way Good morning! I’ll keep this quick… All indications are that Hazel and I will be departing Cooley’s Landing Marina in Ft. Lauderdale sometime tomorrow. Getting from the marina to the ocean is a little tricky given that New River isContinue reading “Departing in the Next 30 Hours”

Refreshed hjsailing.blog Home Page

Good morning! After getting some feedback from blog followers and thinking about the number of satellite posts that I hope to be making to my PredictWind satellite tracker during my transatlantic attempt, I put my nose to the grindstone and figured out how to embed the satellite tracker into the hjsailing home page. Please checkContinue reading “Refreshed hjsailing.blog Home Page”

Announcing the Release of “Heeling is Healing”

While I’m happy and proud to have gotten to this point with the project, I couldn’t have done it without the support and encouragement of all of you. Thank you. Although I haven’t yet received substantive interest from publishers or agents, there’s magic in momentum and I have that magic now, and I want toContinue reading “Announcing the Release of “Heeling is Healing””