UPDATE: The Winner of the All Is Lost poster giveaway is Debbie Shafer and Richard Helmich! Please message me directly with your address so I can send you a poster! Its Giving Tuesday, so we are giving away All Is Lost movie posters autographed by the director because we love sailing films and All Is Lost […]
Ben and I are on a training passage with Marc and Jen aboard their new (to them) 49ft Jeanneau Adagio. They plan to cruise the Bahamas and Caribbean with their three children next spring. In the meantime, we need to move the boat to Florida (their starting point) and provide coastal and offshore training along […]
On the sixth day of our training delivery, we had been holed up in Hampton for a few days while waiting for a fair weather window to round Cape Hatteras. The past three days were spent troubleshooting a battery charging issue as a group. Four minds, three days, two strong cold fronts, and one tight […]
Read on! The video at the end is a real treat! This weekend was the start of the ARC Caribbean 1500 Rally. The marina at Portsmouth Virginia had 35 sailboats flying the rally flag and preparing their boat for departure. On Saturday they began their sail from Portsmouth to Tortola. Ben and I were invited […]
This post is dedicated to all the working sailors out there! Who do you want to dedicate it to? Add their name in the comments below and then share the post with them. I’m a professional mariner, a licensed and working captain, or simply put….a sailor. It has a nice ring to it. “What do […]
Close your eyes for a second and picture a grandmother….any grandmother. You’ll probably see a little old lady with grey curly hair and glasses resting on the end of her nose. Now close them again and picture the most badass, funny, and adventurous grandma you can. That’s my grandma! I wanted to carry that spirit […]
Yesterday I was at Napa Auto looking to purchase a needle gun for some rust-busting. As I was at the checkout counter, behind me I heard, “Hey, I know you. Isn’t your name Daphne?” I smiled. I hadn’t heard the name Daphne in a long time and it brought back wonderful memories. “My name is […]
Ben and I are conservative and selective with the use of electronic technology aboard our boat. I have seen too often the over-use of technology lead to diminishing skills and sometimes even trouble. At that point, technology becomes a hindrance rather than an advantage. Where each person draws the line is a personal choice. So, […]
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Sailing, Simplicity, and the Pursuit of Happiness, began in 2008 when Teresa gave up a job, home, many things, and a whole lot of stability for the unstable plan to chase her dreams. In the following two years she lived aboard a small 27 foot sailboat named Daphne with only her cat Dory for company. Its not a house, but it was home, its not a car, but she traveled a blue road. For two years she sailed, explored, and discovered what simple living meant to her and shared it all on this blog. Writing helped her. Blog readers inspired her. Now, as she plans for her next big voyage, Sailing, Simplicity, and the Pursuit of Happiness must give back to the readers. Our goal is to share meaningful thoughts on simple living, to help sailors with life aboard, and to inspire others to chase their own creative dream through honest and uplifting writing.
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