The Simple Life

Posted by on Sep 20, 2007 in blog, Voyage 1 | No Comments
The Simple Life

Some of you might recall that two years ago to the day s.v. Amanzi and crew were given a tremendous send off by our yacht club for the trip south. Horns a blaring, dinghies buzzing and well-wishers standing on shore and on the clubhouse balcony waving and cheering. Wow! That was two years ago. And ...

Screamin’ along in the stream

Posted by on Jun 16, 2007 in blog, Voyage 1 | No Comments
Screamin’ along in the stream

What was initially planned as a 2 or 3 day visit in Marathon, with cruising friends Peggy and Joe ( sv Calcutta) turned into a 2 and a half week stay as we sat through 25 knot winds for the entire time. On several occasions, Joe said to us, “This weather is very unusual for ...

A whale’s world

Posted by on Oct 18, 2006 in amanzi, blog, Voyage 1 | No Comments
A whale’s world

Kim 10/18/2006, Hog Island, Grenada I’m thirty feet underwater and I should be thrilled. But all I can hear is Darth Vader breathing in my ear. There’s water in my mask and it’s going up my nose. I’m scared to death my mask is going to get kicked off, accidentally, by another diver. All I ...

What’s in a name?

Posted by on Apr 8, 2005 in amanzi, blog, Voyage 1 | No Comments

It’s now official. AMANZI is born. We mentioned in an earlier log that we wanted to rename our boat. She was lovingly built and launched with the name Windborn for 14 years. However, with the change in ownership, we wanted something that was personal to us. Our previous boat was named Meggie, after David’s mother. ...

Travel Clinic Visit

Posted by on Mar 22, 2005 in amanzi, blog | No Comments

In Canada, when you’re thirsty, you can turn on the water tap and fill up your glass and ice cubes. You don’t wonder if the water or ice cubes are safe to drink. Drinking water in Canada is treated to remove organisms that can make us ill. However, countries throughout the Caribbean where we’re sailing ...