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On July 4th I was five days into some intensive dive training in the caves of north central Florida. Unfortunately that particular day had a less-than-desirable outcome: I ended up getting...

~ Bella’s Song ~ Life – it washes around you like a never ending string of waves, and no matter how badly you want it to, there’s no slowing down the passage of time. That...

Life After the ICW Yes indeed, there is life after the ICW. As almost a full year has passed since our 25 day voyage, I can attest to that fact first-hand....

A SEQUEL TO A SEQUEL Most of the posts of this blog series has been written from Sequel, but this one is written from the heart… It’s been an honest pleasure...

The human race is going to Mars – that’s an amazing statement all to itself. As a matter of fact, it’s so cool I’m going to say it again… The human...

A really cool dive that happens every day at the New England Aquarium is the 2:30 Diver Communications Dive. Not only do we provide visitors with the unique opportunity to participate in a question and...

Ever wonder what happens when the weather turns really (really) crappy and your favorite aquarium is forced to close (ahem – which of course you are all thinking, “New England Aquarium!”)?...

A while back I had texted a friend, “So, what’s the good word?”, and she actually returned with a really good word (though I now don’t recall the exact word, it...

… Day 22 – Stonington, CT to Portsmouth, RI, 46 miles, 2.5 hours There’s one post left after this one, but for now, we’re home… Till I wrap it all up… <–...

…AKA THE BITTER END Day 21 – Stonington, CT to Stonington, CT in more slow wind-driven circles, 0 miles (super educated guess), all day After reading, and rereading, and loving with a...