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Thanks so much for all of your words of support and joy and love on my last post, y’all! You made this week just that much more awesome. 😊 Cheers to having a magical weekend! 🥂🥂🥂 . . . #yachtlife #passionpassport #sailboat #galley #florida #fortlauderdale #louisiana #thatsdarling #f52grams #eattheworld #sailor #boatlife #champagne #veuvecliquot #cheeseplate #charcuterie #caviar #howiholiday #celebration #thankyou #WomenWhoSail
Smiling my face off because this signature makes it official! We’re the proud new owners of a catamaran! More on how we made the change from our old monohull LaMo (RIP) to our new unnamed cat, why you should really listen to your gut, and some words about the couple who sold us the boat/our new friends Greg and Jennifer on the blog today. . . . #boatlife #sailuniversedaily #sailcouture #sailing #yachtlife #optoutside #IamATraveler #cntraveler #mytinyatlas #passionpassport #water #newboat #closingday #water #oceans #saltlife #beach #sailboat #hello
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I can’t believe our time with LaMo is coming to an end in just a few days. Don’t get me wrong, I’m excited for this next chapter, I can hardly wait to get my hands dirty with new boat projects and to share more with all of you about (help us with a new name!) New Boat. But LaMo will always hold an important piece of us in that hull. She’ll have the part that warmed my jitters on our first overnight passage and she’ll always be the one who held my tears the first (and only) time we dragged anchor during a squall that nearly threw us into those rocks you see in this photo. She’s the guardian of so many firsts and fears overcome and unfinished dreams that’ll live on in her and beyond. Join me in bidding our sweet lil LaMo adieu! 👋🏼 May the next owner, whoever they are, be lucky enough to find just as much in her as we have. (And also, may they be skilled in electronics.) . . . #boatlife #sailuniversedaily #sailcouture #sailing #yachtlife #optoutside #IamATraveler #cntraveler #mytinyatlas #passionpassport #water #hoffmancay #berryislands #bahamas #beach #itsbetterinthebahamas #saltlife #beach #sailboat #goodbye #byebye
This past week LaMo gave us two early holiday gifts: (1) a propane leak (hello, massive headaches/explosion risk) and (2) a hydrogen sulfide leak (hello, sore throats, headaches, and, yes, another explosion risk 💥). Do you think she’s trying to give us the boot? Saying, “Go on, go on, let me rest my fiberglass bones already and go find yourselves a new boat to live on!” Yeahhh, more on that later…Anyway, for now, we’ve vacated LaMo and are happily soaking up some much-needed time with family, we're working on Turkey Day meal prep, and we’re breathing in as much fresh pine air as our fumed-out lungs can handle! The recipe for this jerk-rubbed turkey recipe isn’t on the blog but there IS a recipe in the archives for a Bourbon and Maple Glazed Turkey will blow your mind like a leaking bottle of propane sitting next to a spark (couldn’t resist 🙊💥😭)👆🏼 . . . #f52grams #foodandwine #foods4thought #louisiana #cookit #foodphotography #eattheworld #tastingtable #rslove #bareaders #thanksgiving #turkey #spoonfulmag #thisisfall #sailing #liveaboard
✨Happy 8th birthday, happy GOLDEN birthday, to my favorite furball in all the world! ✨You’re the softest snuggler, the fiercest fetcher, and also, against all odds (hello, clumsy), the saltiest of sail dogs. We can’t wait for another year of sea adventuring with you by our sides, Bourré. 😘🐶 . . . . #fortlauderdale #florida #miami #labs_of_insta #chocolatelab #passionpassport #cntraveler #saillife #boatdog #hbd #goldenbirthday #birthday #doggo
What exactly happened when our boat got struck by lightning? ⚡️What survived and what didn't? And what's next for us? It's all on the blog today in a scary little write up of the strike that brought us back from the Bahamas. Plus a very sad update on our 40-foot boat babe, LaMo...⛵️😢Link in profile. . . #boatlife #sailuniversedaily #lightning #storm #rain #sailing #yachtlife #optoutside #IamATraveler #cntraveler #mytinyatlas #passionpassport #water #boatyard #itsbetterinthebahamas #bahamas #exumasbahamas #florida #beach #saltlife #sailboat #wanderlust #wanderlustwednesday
#TBT to when LaMo was just a dot in the wild instead of tied down in a boatyard! Someone, anyone, please help us escape this jungle of fiberglass and power tools, our wanderer hearts can't take it anymore 😩💔... 📷: @barrett.bass . . . . #boatlife #sailuniversedaily #sailcouture #sailing #yachtlife #optoutside #IamATraveler #cntraveler #mytinyatlas #passionpassport #water #boatyard #itsbetterinthebahamas #bahamas #exumasbahamas #florida #beach #saltlife #sailboat #wanderlust #wanderlustwednesday #womenwhoexplore
Deep frying anything in a boat galley has its challenges but these crab boulettes with sauce gribiche were well worth the intense heat and pain-in-the-ass cleanup. Recipe is on the blog AND in the most recent issue of @spoonful_mag !! 💃🦀💃🦀 .. . . #f52grams #foodandwine #foods4thought #neworleans #louisiana #cookit #foodphotography #eattheworld #tastingtable #rslove #bareaders #crab #boulettes #spoonfulmag #thisisfall
This week on the blog we're talking about what it was like to prepare our sailboat for a hurricane, evacuating for Irma, and we're throwing back to our first date on deck on the bayou (+ a recipe for crab boulettes with @spoonful_mag !) Link in profile 👆🏼 . . . #yachtlife #passionpassport #sailboat #galley #florida #fortlauderdale #louisiana #thatsdarling #f52grams #eattheworld #sailor #spoonfulmag #boatlife #muffuletta #boulettes #thisisfall
Have I ever told you that we lived in Charleston once upon a time? It was only for a summer in college but it was the first apartment @barrett.bass and I ever lived in together. I remember thinking...if this is what married life is going to be like, then I can't wait to get married! 😆And three years later, we did. This past weekend (also ten years later!!) we got to head back to this special little city to explore a little and to eat a lot and to show Bourré some of our most favorite spots in town. Charleston, I love you with my whole heart ❤️ (Tap for fav places from this trip and let me know if you have any other recs for our next trip! xx) . . #charleston #charlestonsc #chucktown #charlestonlife #labs_of_insta #chocolatelab #madewell #passionpassport #cntraveler #southcarolina #halstonheritage
Some dogs want to chase squirrels while others would rather sit in the companionway all day and watch you bake bread. I don't know, can't explain it 🤷‍♀️ . . #chocolatelab #worldoflabs #passionpassport #sailboat #galley #florida #fortlauderdale #doggo #lablove #thatsdarling #labs_of_insta #artifactuprising #sailor #boatlife #dogmom #tellon
We’re officially back on LaMo in Florida, wiping down her leaky interior and feeling really grateful that that was the worst of the Hurricane Irma damage for us. But that doesn’t mean we’re not missing life on the bayou + all the spicy redfish courtbouillon a girl can eat! Evacuation silver linings...✨ . . . #f52grams #foodandwine #foods4thought #neworleans #louisiana #cookit #foodphotography #eattheworld #tastingtable #rslove #bareaders #gumbo #sailing #saillife #hurricaneirma
This morning we got word from our marina neighbor Captain Claude, who stayed on his boat through the hurricane, that our LaMo survived and is safe and sound. We are the proudest of sailboat parents in all the 🌎. I can’t thank y’all enough for all of your texts, messages, and calls these past few days. It is a scary prospect, the idea of losing everything you own, a dream you've worked towards for years. Having the love and support of so many of you meant more than I can put into words. . With that said, we also know that Irma was a devastating storm for many. We’ve heard dozens of stories of sailors who weren’t as fortunate, many of them friends we’ve traveled with and boats we’ve made memories on. Our hearts are with those who were so impacted by Irma, both in the boating community and beyond, and it is especially with those in the Caribbean islands for whom the rescue and rebuilding effort is a good deal different than it is for those of us who are stateside. If you’re looking for a way to help, please consider donating to Sailors Helping — a small but mighty group that is actively working to coordinate rescues of those who are still stranded on islands, to bring residents food and water, and also, eventually, to help rebuild the islands so many of us know and love. You can read more about Sailors Helping or donate to the organization by clicking the link in profile. Thank y’all again, much love from the crew of s/v LaMo ❤️ . . . #boatlife #sailuniversedaily #sailcouture #sailing #yachtlife #optoutside #IamATraveler #cntraveler #mytinyatlas #passionpassport #water #hurricane #hurricaneirma #fortlauderdale #miami #floridakeys #florida #beach #saltlife #sailboat #evacuation #fuckirma #sailorshelping
One last squeeze for our girl LaMo. She'll be weathering Hurricane Irma on her own in Fort Lauderdale while we evacuate to drier land in Louisiana (said no one ever 🙄.) But we know you've got this, LaMo! Stay strong, be fierce, we have many more miles of cruising to do together. 👊🏼⛵️ . . . #boatlife #sailuniversedaily #sailcouture #sailing #yachtlife #optoutside #IamATraveler #cntraveler #mytinyatlas #passionpassport #water #hurricane #hurricaneirma #fortlauderdale #florida #beach #saltlife #sailboat #evacuation #fuckirma
My heart is sandwiched between two states of emergency tonight. One, where we are right now. On LaMo, in Southern Florida, preparing for a possible direct hit from the second strongest hurricane in history. The other, where we call home. Oregon. For the magnificence that is its forest of emerald giants, which is currently in flames. This picture, taken on an impromptu crossing of the Bridge of the Gods last month, when, after we'd filled up her car with a large bag of cherries and two zip lock bags full of native caught smoked salmon, my friend @laurengoche turned to me and said with her uniquely loud enthusiasm "Let's drive across the Bridge of the Gods!" And when I said okay, why, she said just because. And I don't know, maybe there was some intuition happening that day, maybe it's just one of those things, but I feel just downright honored to have that afternoon in my recent memory, one more Gorge moment to hold onto forever, between friends and salmony fingers. . . . #cascadelocks #columbiarivergorge #bridgeofthegods #oregon #traveloregon #westcoast #IamATraveler #passionpassport #thegorge
We are officially safe and sound back in Florida and are celebrating with breakfast cookies! 🍪🍪Many thanks to all of you for your words of encouragement this past week. We felt your collective love like we feel wind in our sails ✨💨⛵️💗 . . . #f52grams #foodandwine #foods4thought #proteinballs #cookit #foodphotography #eattheworld #tastingtable #rslove #bareaders #chocolate #cookies #sailing #saillife
Hand steering from the southern Bahamas back to Florida is like driving a car across the country without cruise control. I'm smiling here but really I'm thinking why, lightning, WHY of all things did you have to take the autopilot?!? 😩😩#anythingbuttheautopilot . . . #boatlife #sailuniversedaily #sailcouture #sailing #yachtlife #optoutside #IamATraveler #cntraveler #mytinyatlas #passionpassport #water #biminibahamas #bahamas #ocean #itsbetterinthebahamas #saltlife #sailboat #homewardbound
We've been doing our best to keep our chins up these past few weeks but the truth is that the lightning that hit LaMo a few weeks ago damaged most of our navigational electronics 😔. And following some strong urging from our insurance company, we've decided the best and most affordable place for the repairs is going to be in Florida. So we're turning around. We're heading back the same way that we came, only this time with a little extra pep in our step (hello, peak hurricane season! 😬) and a lot less navigation equipment. Yeah, sure, we're bummed. But we also know this is all just part of sailing, part of the adventure. And on the bright side, now I get to restock our boat with wine and other goodies that can't be found in the Islands. (In other words, we'll be bringing a literal boat load of pinot noir, dark roast organic peanut butter, tahini, coffee, and flaked salt with us when we come back out next month 👍🏼.) Wish us luck! It's going to be a long week... . . . #boatlife #sailuniversedaily #sailcouture #sailing #yachtlife #optoutside #IamATraveler #cntraveler #mytinyatlas #passionpassport #water #flipflopshop #georgetownbahamas #bahamas #beach #itsbetterinthebahamas #saltlife #beach #sailboat #homewardbound
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