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Entries Tagged as 'boating'

Aloft and Furl

July 30th, 2018 · No Comments · Adventure

Karen Wright overcomes misgivings and climbs up a very tall ship. When you work on a traditionally-rigged sailing ship, the most fun is going aloft to furl or unfurl sails. But when I first started, everything about the foreign world of traditional ships intimidated me. Their size…massive, their height…lofty, their power…a stout wind. I hung […]

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The Language of Boats

February 9th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Travel Memoir, travel near home

Shelley Buck had to tackle an ancient and very foreign language as she searched for a boat to live on. This excerpt is from her 2010 eBook, Floating Point, which chronicles her move to the water as a means to shorten an awful commute. The book is due out in paperback in 2011. “Go see […]

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Centrifugal Travel

November 9th, 2010 · No Comments · Travel Memoir, travel near home

In this selection from her new book, Floating Point: Endlessly Rocking off Silicon Valley, Shelley Buck tells how the decision was made to move to a boat by Silicon Valley. We didn’t start out intending to set up housekeeping on a boat. It was June. We had had our own business, but it was closed. […]

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