john h hanzl (author)

AS GENTLE AS A YOUNG ELEPHANT… One of my fondest childhood characters growing up is that of Babar the Elephant, created by Jean de Brunhoff. I loved that trouble-making elephant in...

WHEN THE FOURTH BECOMES THE THIRD My mind is in a fog… Day 19 – Sag Harbor, NY to Stonington, CT, 28 miles, 2 blind hours Though to be honest, my mind is usually...

LIFESTYLES OF THE RICH AND FAMOUS A day of leisure… Day 18 – Sag Harbor, NY to Sag Harbor, NY, 0 miles (unless you count dinghy miles), 0 hours So – I opted...

DO IT RIGHT THE FIRST TIME Today was a long day. Which was surprising, as we just ran east along Long Island Sound. Simple – but not so. And yet, it was...

PLEASE HOLD… 1424… But first, the numbers (for two days): Day 15 – Cape May, NJ to Jersey City, NJ, 124 miles, 7.33 hours (including NYC touring time) Day 16 – Jersey City, NJ to...

BUT DON’T CALL HER SNOOKI Jersey Shore, there ain’t no denying it… First off, technically we are on Day 15 of the adventure. I tried to post last night, but per...

AND ON THE THIRTEENTH DAY, WE RESTED Down day. How nice! Day 13 – Annapolis, MD to Annapolis, MD, 0.0 miles, 0 blissful hours We’re sitting on the bow at our mooring, drinking a glass...

I PRESENT – A QUOTE FROM OUR BROKER… (yawn) Day 12 – Deltaville, VA to Annapolis, MD, 90.5 miles, 6.5 (looong) hours This one is going to be short but sweet. As...

MOURNING THE LOSS OF THE MAGENTA LINE This one is a little late – for two reasons – the first is because we are always battling the loss of cellular service, and...

STILL LIFE ON GLASS Today was a nice day – as in, no stress, no long runs, just a dismal swamp. I usually like to come up with a catchy title...