The Trip – Part 2 of 2: Red Sky

“Call for the Captain ashore. Let me go home. I want to go home.” – Sloop John B, adapted by The Beach Boys from The John B. Sails, Bahamian folk song From my ship’s part-log, part-journal, day one: “Departed the marina ~9:30am. Failed to account for the incoming tide of Tampa Bay. Also failed toContinue reading “The Trip – Part 2 of 2: Red Sky”

The Importance of Being Ballast

“I get knocked down, but I get up again.” – Chumbawamba (Tubthumping) We awoke in the middle of the night to the sound of a crash. Actually, it was more like several small crashes – bang, bang, bang, bang! I rolled out of my berth and walked downhill to the head. The noise that hadContinue reading “The Importance of Being Ballast”