Land-lubber, for the time being…

After a successful season aboard the TS State of Michigan, fall 2023 brings a time of recuperation and rest. The cause; a self-inflicted elbow injury that went untreated for over a year. Now, a week into the 6 + week surgery recovery period, I’m thankful my wife and family are willing to take on the …

Open-water Sunsets Rock! The Sunrises Aren’t Bad Either!

I am never unmoved when witnessing an open-water sun event. At the break of dawn, sky still dark, but the earth’s rotation is moving ever-closer to a sunrise, first purple starts to brighten towards dark red, then red-orange, then a distinct pattern begins to warm the sky to a golden orange just above where the …

A Galley “Blackstone” – Takes Me Back to the “Egg Days”.

If you are unaware, most cooking equipment, save the propane BBQ grill on the aft deck of the ship, is electric. Not a big deal to many folks, as this is a common means of cooking in many a modern home today. But to a seasoned veteran of the land-based “hot food line”, this is …