Category: Cruising

Adding Autostart to the Generator on Roam

We recently upgraded Roam to include autostart on our generator. This means that if the batteries ever get low, the generator will come on automatically to charge the batteries and then shut down when the batteries are fully charged. That’s a huge deal on a boat like ours because the 1800 amp/hr battery bank usually […]


We Didn’t Plan to be in NYC!

We had absolutely no plan to go to New York. We spent a New Years Eve at Times Square in the 80’s and figured that was enough of NYC for a lifetime! Well, in cruising, you have to expect the unexpected…Once we passed through the Cape Cod Canal, leaving New England in our wake, we […]


I AM THE KING OF THE WORLD!!!

It’s 2:30 in the morning and I’m on the tail end of my midnight to 3:00 AM shift. Michelle will be coming up soon to take her turn at the helm, but in the meantime, I sit in the “Chair of the All Powerful”, aka the helmsman’s seat, monitoring our progress and feeling in control […]


Pre-Season Block Island

June 6-10, 2018 – We did a multi-day run from Coinjock, NC to Block Island, RI and arrived just after sunset. We had heard from friends that Block Island (located off the coast of Rhode Island) was beautiful and worth the stop, so we made it a priority on our passage north to the Canadian […]


Beaufort to Block Island

Note: This blog was written WAY out of order, but that’s the way our life is sometimes…:) Covering northbound stops, June 6-10, 2018 Here’s a quick catch up for trip up the coast from Beaufort NC to Block Island in June of this year. These notes are from our Daily log: 6/6/18 – Traveled up […]


Let the Summer Cruise Begin!!

We’re headed north again this summer. Our ultimate goal is to cruise North West Newfoundland and Labrador. Michelle, you see, wants to get a picture of Roam with an iceberg in the background and what Michelle wants.. Actually, we’re both really excited to stretch a bit this year and visit a really remote cruising ground. […]


Shark!! (And A Dang Good Grouper, Too)

This is really a story about my friend Mark Cole and his willingness to put himself between a shark and me while spear fishing in the Ragged Islands. I’ll let Mark, in his own words, tell the story, but first a bit of background. I’m new to Spear Fishing. Oh sure, I’ve carried around a […]