In The Tale of the Unknown Island, Jose Saramago writes about boats: "Liking is probably the best form of ownership, and ownership the worst form of liking." I sure like Del Viento.
Cruising World and Sailing World magazines dominated the 2012 Boating Writers International Awards last week with top honors in categories from profiles to destination features and technical writing. The magazines, part of the Bonnier Marine Group, claimed 19 wins in all. CW on-line contributor Michael Robertson is among the group of authors recognized for their work.
Windy underway: cruising is much cheaper when you stay on the move. Settling into a marina means slip fees and all kinds of opportunities to spend. We're all itching to get moving north at the end of this winter.
Before we left, I projected our rich new lifestyle would be had for less than the U.S. government’s poverty level for a family of four ($23,050 in 2012). I was wrong (so far).