“Go small, go simple, go now!”

” A tourist remains an outsider throughout his visit; but a sailor is part of the local scene from the moment he arrives.”

– Anne Davison

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HOME FRONT RENOS – part one

Several years ago we bought our dream place.  Top floor, amazing view.  We could just lock the door and travel.  The perfect retirement plan.  It was a condo in a 1980's building so there were upgrades needed and wanted.  First came replacing all the windows and patio...

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WINTERIZING 2016

Well, here we are again, at the end of another boating season...our fourth in fact.  Each year though, it gets less and less depressing putting R.E.D. to rest for the winter.  We've developed a good system that works well for us and the routine has become a familiar...

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HAUL-OUT 2016

This year R.E.D. is being hauled out earlier than usual.  We need to have my engine serviced - necessary after 300 hours of use - and you can bet Francois has been keeping track (you should see his spread sheets). Why I call it 'my engine' here. After an early rise...

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