Christmas presents under $50 for sailors

Presents and festive gifts under $50 for sailing cruisers in the holiday season. We use these items all the time on SY Esper, they make life easier and the day go smoother, we wouldn’t be without them. Links in blog for where to find each one.


Crash repairs, gales, fuel leaks… and some fishing

Jamie didn’t like the darkening skies, so he took a look at the forecast to discover some big weather coming in from the west. Fishing vessels, large and small, arrived from deeper water, dropping noisy anchor chain and crowding into the anchorage behind Ko Tarutao’s high hills. He told the others to prepare themselves for some potential big winds.


A Magical Birthday Tour Of Ko Lipe

The beach of Castaway on Ko Lipe

This is tropical Ko Lipe where Liz and I spent her birthday for the last couple of days. It’s a rather splendid place and here’s a short photo-diary to remind you why Thailand is still a popular tourist destination.