That’s the Maine Thing.


SHIT! SHIP!! SHIP!!!! Jeff drops, no, slings, the chart aside as he grabs the wheel and slams it to port (left). Directly off our starbird (right) side is what at first appears to be a mega yacht cruising full speed ahead toward our beam. On a second, less hysterical look, … Continue reading


Welcome to call it kismet

Kismet:  noun  fate; destiny After lots of procrastination, denial and just plain avoidance, I have finally hopped the hurdle and changed my blog. We obviously are no longer 3 Pups In A Pop-Up, since the original pup, Kismet, crossed over the rainbow bridge this Spring. And….we have decided to sell the Pop-up. … Continue reading


Doggies on Deck

Can we come down now?

  There are many “breeds” of sailors we come across during our travels, but in dog-owner terms, there are only two. Those who do, and those who don’t, cruise with their dogs. We fit into the former group, the group I call the “Doggy-Do’s”. (Actually, I just this second made … Continue reading


The Boat


Three years ago, HK and I began to explore our options for the future. What possibilities are there for our second half of life? So he quit his job, we bought a camper, and took off on a soul-searching, life-changing adventure. We enjoyed traveling around the country, visiting national parks, and making … Continue reading


Sailing for dummies, or how I got the crabs at sea

[slideshow] Hi hi hi! “1st mate Chance here, with a full report on our sailing trip thru the San Juan Islands. I got to go with Mommy and Diddy and Captain Nate because Bichon’s (that’s what they think I am) used to be sailing dogs and were often kept on … Continue reading