Author Archives: Amanda

About Amanda

Yogi, adventurer, and soon to be sailor...

Salt water cures all: tears, sweat and the sea

Last Friday was such a great day. The weather for the weekend was shaping up for perfect sailing weather, and we had finally be able to make plans to take Paula out (after having to abort the trip last time … Continue reading

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Home sweet home… again

It’s been a long couple of months since we first bought The Monk, but we were finally able to bring it home to our marina last weekend! A couple of the guys from the boatyard where we were working on … Continue reading

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Sea to Sky

It’s one of the most beautiful highways: but also seems like a fitting description of this past weekend. Our original plan for the weekend was to do some rainy day sailing. We had made plans with a friend to go … Continue reading

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More company

After a quiet weekend of just Lenny and I (while Alex was away for a wedding), we had a slightly more hectic week as we once again had company visiting – this time, Alex’s father! I still had to work, … Continue reading

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Progress

As I mentioned, I’ve been back at work in the corporate world, while Alex has been continuing work on our old wooden boat (which we still need to name, but are referring to simply as ‘The Monk’). He has been … Continue reading

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Another shot

To celebrate my first week at my new job (which went very well, of course), as well as the fact that it was a long weekend, what else would we do but go sailing? After the past couple of weeks, … Continue reading

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The best laid plans

If you have gathered anything from reading my blog thus far, it’s that we don’t always plan things out, but for once, we had a plan! Two weeks ago (I know, I’ve been slacking), we decided to go on our … Continue reading

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Mission accomplished (part 2)

As I mentioned at the end of my last post, we just hosted our very first overnight guests in Griffin. We’d had people over for dinner or a drink before, but had never taken anyone out sailing, let alone on … Continue reading

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Mission accomplished (part 1)

It’s been a busy week or so, with lots of boat work and a couple of sailing missions. While waiting for our new boat to be pulled out of the water so that we can fix the holes in the … Continue reading

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It’s going to be all boat, all the time

Over the past month, Alex and I have really been enjoying working to fix up our sailboat and make it a home. All of the projects, big and small, have been amazing learning experiences, and led to us talking about … Continue reading

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