Bluewater Blogger Finds Her Sea Legs

"Cruising Post" from our February 7, 2007 CW Reckonings

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Cathy Harris brings a refreshingly unaffected perspective to the cruising life. As one-third of a relatively inexperienced crew currently sailing from Hawaii to the Marshall Islands, Cathy makes no pretension to bluewater expertise. In her periodic blog updates, she marvels at the wonders of the sea, recounts mishaps aboard Sonadora, and details her daily adventures in an endearingly self-effacing manner.

In this post from late January, Cathy returns from a practice sail off Oahu to announce her triumph over seasickness:

"We went for a nice sail until just after lunch the typical occurred: the wind died. We started to do some bobbing, which for us seasick people is not good. However, I do have to say I was pretty proud of myself. Curtis began to feel a little green and I went to his aid the best I could with my little stash of seasickness remedies and ideas.

"I had just made lunch for everyone and was turning the boat back to land with Curtis not feeling well and I, oh how I wish I could write this in bigger print, oh wait I can… I WAS NOT SEASICK! Don't ask me why not, I don't know. All I know was I was doing all these things and I was absolutely fine. I am becoming one with the water. Well, maybe that is pushing it, but is the idea of getting sea legs not so far fetched?"

To follow Cathy's progress aboard Sonodora, click here.