Visiting the Channel Islands
We spent a week at the Channel Islands leading into Labor Day weekend. We sailed out from Santa Barbara to Little Scorpion anchorage on the north-east corner of the island. We chose this anchorage because it provided good shore access to a small museum, as well as some easy hiking
We made it to Santa Barbara!
We left San Francisco at slack tide on Saturday (around 9:30AM) and arrived in Santa Barbara on Tuesday afternoon around 3PM. We sailed non-sstop for the first two days. On the third day, we stop in the beautiful Secate Anchorage past Point Conception to ensure that we would arrive
A busy visit to Tiamat
I went up to Richmond a few days ago for a quick visit to Tiamat. With so many projects in flight, the boat was BUZZING (though also rather filthy from workmen tromping all over). * Electrical - Tiamat's new charging system is fully assembled in Pete's workshop, and was awaiting initial
Starlink is here!
When we were first planning our sailing adventures, we were optimistic that Starlink, a high-speed satellite-based internet service from SpaceX, would enable us to have mid-ocean internet. The promise of the system, with its thousands of satellites and space-lasers, was to offer high bandwidth and minimal latency in locations that
Solar for days
Tiamat got the first of her major pre-departure refits completed in February: 2.6 kilowatts of solar panels! The new panels are LG bifacial panels, meaning that the absorb light from both sides, which is a nice feature when surrounded by reflective water and a white boat. These bifacial panels