Dealing with the Coronavirus Pandemic Lockdowns – Spring of 2020

Title Photo – Waiting out lockdowns in the warm clear waters of the Bahamas.   The worldwide coronavirus pandemic had a huge impact on the sailing and cruising community for almost everyone that was cruising in 2020. My intent is to write several articles that document my experiences, the choices I made and reasoning behind […]

Postcards from Oh! – Caribbean and Atlantic Circuits II began Nov. 5th 2019 in Washington DC

Rod Morris – Leopard 40 Catamaran Oh! First published in Bluewater Currents Magazine Dec. 6, 2019 https://currents.bluewatercruising.org/articles/postcards-from-oh-caribbean-and-atlantic-circuits-ii/ Every journey begins with a single step – and so does another adventure for Oh!. After spending the summer back in Canada, I returned to Annapolis on Oct 4th, to prepare Oh! for another 18 month circuit of […]

Postcards from an Atlantic Circuit, Part 9 – The Canary Islands

The land was stark. As Oh! approached the anchorage at the south end of Graciosa Island, the only colours we could see were earth tones of sandy beige, brown rocks and steep sandstone cliffs. Other than the blue of the sea and sky, the yachts quietly sitting at anchor provided the only colourful hi-lights. As […]

Postcards from an Atlantic Circuit, Part 8 – The Madeira Islands

  The arrival was dramatic. The evening sunlight was rapidly being occluded by an approaching squall that was overtaking us. The sunlit cliffs of Santos Island created a forbidding back drop to the rolling swell, white caps and slowly increasing speed of the wind  as we raced ahead of the squall to our destination. The […]

Postcards from a Caribbean Winter – Part 3, The Bahamas

Postcards from a Caribbean Winter – Part 3, The Bahamas For the past 3 winters we have been sailing Oh!, a 40’ Leopard catamaran throughout the eastern Caribbean. The cruising area we get to enjoy on each of these voyages has ranged from Grenada all the way to Beaufort, North Carolina. During those voyages I […]