Posts Tagged ‘travel’

Mitten Love | Up North Michigan

Posted on: July 16th, 2015 by Amelia

You know that feeling when you visit a new place, and you fall in love? I gotta say, Michigan, I didn’t expect this from you. Over the years I’ve met a few wonderful Michiganites – Michiganians? Michigan folk. And each one of them has been awesome, with common traits of kindness, humility, friendliness, and a […]

Pura Vida? No se.

Pura Vida? No se.

Posted on: June 29th, 2015 by Amelia

Pura Vida? No se. | Costa Rica Diaries Vol. 1 Flying into Costa Rica during the beginning of the wet season, which starts in June and goes through early November, the landscape below the plane is lush hillsides and green as far as the eye can see. I flew from DC, after a weeklong SUP […]

Blue Surf Sanctuary | Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

Blue Surf Sanctuary | Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

Posted on: June 29th, 2015 by Amelia

Blue Surf Sanctuary | Santa Teresa, Costa Rica Blue Surf Sanctuary is the perfect name for this charming boutique hotel and Billabong surf camp located on the quiet northern side of Santa Teresa, Costa Rica. In a town bustling with hostels and cabinas, the upscale comfort of this beautifully appointed property truly does justice to […]

Marina Life: A Friend In the Bathroom

Posted on: July 26th, 2012 by Amelia

It was only our second day at Kona Kai marina, and we were really making ourselves at home.  After spending a night at La Quinta in Old Town and getting our land legs back, we drove back to Shelter Island and pulled into the large parking lot between the Kona Kai hotel and the Best […]

The Final Countdown.

Posted on: July 24th, 2012 by Amelia

The Home Stretch It’s hard to describe the feeling I had waking up on the last day of our journey south.  Excitement and gratitude that the trip was almost over mixed with a twinge of regret that the adventure was coming to an end.  I hadn’t a clue at the time that the situation awaiting […]

Travel | Sailing Days 8-11 The Hazy Days

Posted on: July 20th, 2012 by Amelia

The details of the last four days of the journey are somewhat fuzzy now, having faded into the hazy sort of memories that time creates. It’s only my desire to blog the “now” which compels me to blog the “then”, since it seems to explain how we got here. Day 8: Marina del Rey This […]

Pizza and Volcanoes

Posted on: June 9th, 2012 by Amelia

Day 6 Oxnard Wanderings and Further South Big Lots. Toppers. Panda Express. Welcome back to society, to civilization. It’s amazing how much one day at sea can free a person from the confines of the day-to-day routine. Waking up Thursday morning in Channel Islands Harbor in Oxnard, CA, felt lovely. Brent and I had absolutely […]

I’m on a boat. And this time, I like it.

Posted on: June 4th, 2012 by Amelia

Sailing Day 3, 4, 5 Santa Barbara to Oxnard Day 3: Santa Barbara Sunshine I woke up Monday morning feeling rested after a full nights sleep. Brent was still snoozing quietly next to me, so I crept over him (well, I clumsily rolled over him- boats are not conducive to stealthy movements) and proceeded to […]

Maiden Voyage Misadventures

Posted on: May 31st, 2012 by Amelia

Day 1: Getting Our Sea Legs The first 24 hours of our maiden voyage have been nothing short of grueling. We departed Morro Bay in haste Saturday afternoon after finally identifying a 24-36 hour weather window which looked promising- winds 15-20 knots, dying to 10-20 after midnight, and seas 8-10 feet, subsiding to 6-8 after […]