Category Archives: Sailing/Boating

Day #301 – Life Aboard a Boat – Part 2

These skills will prove helpful: Counselor (when the boat hits something in the water and it’s not your fault) Party Planner (for the numerous potlucks, docktails, locktails (gathering together at or near the lock/canal waterways), spontaneous get together which Loopers … Continue reading

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Day #300 – Life Aboard a Boat, Part 1

This is a momentous occasion—300 days on the trail, the waterway trail that is! I find this hard to believe unless I look at my journal or calendar and see verification for myself. 300 days, 4848 miles, 16 states + … Continue reading

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Turbulent forecast ahead?

Dark, ominous sky overhead          Warns of rain and inclement weather. Tempest clouds Speak of turbulent forecast. Yet, we are docked safe and secure Naught to worry or fear. Even though outside the Weather is frightful, I … Continue reading

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Breathing in His Grace

All is calm. All is still.                                             Fish jump occasionally. Blue Heron glides overhead. Subtle creek ripples Gently past our … Continue reading

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I’m Back !!!

Greetings & Salutations! Been so long busy preparing and traveling on our year-long Great Loop journey that I am sorry I’ve neglected this blog. In the interim, I hope you’ll find, read, comment on our blog link at www.TravelsOfSanctuary.com. Our … Continue reading

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Ready for Adventure?

Today is day #28 of the Great Loop adventure. And, yes it truly has been an adventure. We’ve seen landscapes, waterways, and sunrises not seen before. Met new Looper people we would never have crossed passed with in our regular, … Continue reading

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We’re Alive!

Ever experience a day or maybe even week that you really hadn’t planned on? You might be in a phase of life right now you never expected to be in thinking … This or that only happens to other people, … Continue reading

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S.O.S. call

Recently my husband Steve and I were forced to call the Coast Guard for a rescue. We’ve been boating for over 30 years and always relied on our own wits and resources to get us out of a jam. Not … Continue reading

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Safe and Secure

Thunder booms in the distance Safe & secure from all alarms Lightening surrounds Rain crashes down Fire truck sirens blare Secure within my sailboat shell No worry; no cares My Father says: Do not be afraid Nor let my heart … Continue reading

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Sun sets over Lake Michigan

Free—free at last Free to roam, or Not to roam I only have This moment in time To do as I feel best Swimmers swim Sailors sail Surfers surf I pause Like no one else here Babies squeal and cry … Continue reading

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