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 […]

On Pickling & the Passing of Time

June 25, 2015 in Canada, Travelogue

It has been the week of evening rains. Long slow soakers that drive deep and make the worms wriggle to the surface. I’d forgotten how thunder rolls in across the […]

Making Love Canadian Style

May 14, 2015 in Canada, North America, Travelogue

The sun is rising over Breakey’s Bay. The moon, not quite ready to give up her kingdom, has been reduced to the fingernail sliver of a crescent that reminds me […]

The Calm Before The Storm

May 22, 2012 in Canada, North America, Travelogue

This is what’s known as the calm before the storm. This island is always a quiet space for us, but more so this week. It feels a bit as though […]

Nothing Says, “Welcome Home,” Like A Dead Turtle

May 16, 2012 in Canada, North America, Travelogue

Nothing says “Welcome home,” like a huge dead turtle, lovingly collected and artistically laid by Gramps in the driveway as a gift for his boys. There was much discussion over […]

Five Favourite Places: Kingston, Ontario, Canada (my home town!)

January 9, 2012 in Travelogue

We write a lot of stories about far away places and adventures we have abroad and there are easy to find cheap flights if you want to hit the road. […]

Shipwreck! Part two

July 24, 2011 in Canada, North America, Travelogue

“Now keep your eyes out for the wreck!” hollered Gramps, as Skoro swung into the bay following a hard tack across the river from Cape Vincent, New York. Elisha had […]

Sailing & Wreck Diving on Hinkley Flats

July 18, 2011 in Canada, North America, Travelogue

“Any day I spend on the water is a good one,” my brother’s friend Doug’s words came to mind as we glided out across the bay, the “stonka-stonka” of the […]

Of machetes, sailing and birthday celebrations…

August 10, 2010 in Travelogue

…first days on Wolfe Island.