Engaging the Galley

I love cooking. In particular, I love trying new recipes with ingredients I can’t pronounce, and I love baking breads. There aren’t many things that thrill me more than seeing any of our 11 children’s faces light up when I set a tray of fresh warm cinnamon rolls on the counter, or when my husband comments on the mouth-watering aroma coming from the galley. I have to admit that when we moved onto our boat, a Leopard 46 catamaran, I was a little intimidated about my cooking situation. I was…

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An Atlantic Crossing: Smoooooooth Sailing

Not every guy with a little dinghy and big dreams should set off on a journey across a vast ocean. But with some training and the right safety equipment to go with it, an Atlantic crossing isn’t necessarily that big of a deal. Picture-perfect sunsets. Water gently lapping against the side of the boat. A gentle breeze blowing from behind. These are not images generally associated with an Atlantic Ocean crossing. Usually those three words conjure up scenes from serious offshore races, with some poor guy in full wet weather…

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