Venice, Italy

September 6, 2016 in Italy

The Sea… The sea, snaking silently between the stone walls, lapping at the mossy stone steps where ghostly feet of doges and bishops past still walk their nightly vigil, is […]

Three Weeks Gone; Two to Go

September 3, 2016 in Canada, TearAway, Travelogue

It’s been three weeks that TearAway has been sitting at anchor in our bay. Three weeks since we blew out the exhaust elbow and I’ve been unable (unwilling) to move […]

Learning Every Day

August 18, 2016 in TearAway

Over the summer, we’ve been sailing TearAway around the island, going here and there, overnighting at times. We’ve slept on board in our own bay on the evenings when the […]

TearAway: The Start of Another BIG Adventure: At Sea

August 12, 2016 in TearAway, Travelogue

  Nearly a decade and a few lives ago a dream sprouted. The seed was planted years before, as most dreams are, in stories told around dinner tables and in […]

All That is Right in the World

January 15, 2016 in blog, Inspiration

It has been pointed out that I live in 1947. I didn’t realize this until it was mentioned to me, but it is absolutely true. I’ve lived in 1947 for […]

Christmas Crazy: Welcome Home

December 23, 2015 in Canada, North America, Travelogue

My house, at this moment, is a rodeo. At five thirty, when I gingerly tiptoed to my kitchen to quietly make tea and then tiptoe to my seat at the […]

Motherhood: On Atlantic Crossings & Fear

November 21, 2015 in Inspiration

Every now and then the realities converge It occurred to me this evening, whilst driving home, that my baby is like an ant, clinging to a leaf, floating out in […]

Camino de Santiago: The most worthwhile journey I’ve taken

November 20, 2015 in Europe, Spain

Today’s question for the Indie Travel Challenge centers on life changing journeys. We’ve taken more than our share of grand adventures. I’ve had the privilege to go places, and see […]

Eco Tourism: What is it? Does it matter?

November 16, 2015 in Inspiration

Today’s prompt on the Indie Travel Challenge, with BootsnAll, brought me back to something I’ve been noodling for a while now. The idea of eco-tourism… It’s become somewhat of a […]

Indie Travel Challenge: Five Favorite Travel Photos

November 13, 2015 in Inspiration

As you might imagine, we’ve taken several photos over the course of our journeys. Today’s Indie Travel Challenge, with BootsnAll, is to share five favourite travel photos. Andaman Sea, Thailand… […]