Tom uses a ruler as life’s analogy: At 1 inch you’re born and start your life. At 12″ it’s the end of your life. It gives you a perspective of where you are and what’s left with your life. Take your age and plug it into the ruler so you can see where you are. Born in 1941, and having lived a full life that’s included 3 successful and adventure-filled careers, he’s keenly aware that his timeline on Life’s ruler is getting shorter. All the decisions he now makes means there isn’t a lot of time left for bad decisions, regrets, and dreams left behind. (However, with his excellent family genes, the fact that he exercises & takes really good care of himself, he might live well beyond that!).

Being that every decision is important, he thinks 3 to 5 moves ahead like in a chess game in order to avoid serious consequences or repercussions from a bad or snap decision.

That knowledge of his position on his Life’s ruler prompted him to make the radical decision to sell our home and a number of assets, buy the beautiful yacht he’s always dreamed about, and move onto the boat to live full time exploring, diving, and just being at sea.

On this page, we’ll share our stories and pictures and hope that we can inspire you to find your adventure, too!

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Spa Time for Tangaroa

It’s hard to believe we’ve been away from Mexico for a year! Since returning to the States, we’ve been based in Ventura, California, at beautiful Safe Harbor Ventura Isles Marina.  Although we’re comfortably ensconced aboard Tangaroa, it’s been a weird year, covid notwithstanding. I’ve been having a really hard time focusing, have found myself lacking…

Adios, Sea of Cortez!

Honestly, we haven’t sunk. Tangaroa is afloat and Tom & I are still enjoying yacht life. It’s been kinda crazy since my last post nearly 5 months ago and I know I’ve been remiss in posting on social media and in putting out new blogs. Because, well, ya’ know…life!  It’s been a busy summer with…

Isla Coronados

One nice thing about living on a boat (among many others) is that when we want to get away for the proverbial weekend – even if that weekend falls on a Tuesday – we just throw the lines and head to sea.  Our beautiful floating home comfortably transports us to a new location. After setting…

El Norte!

“About noon, we arrived at Puerto Escondido, the Hidden Harbor, a place of magic. If one wished to design a secret personal bay, one would probably build something very like this little harbor. A point swings about, making a small semicircular bay fringed with bright-green mangroves, and only when one has turned inside this outer…

Baja Geology Rocks!

Voyaging along the western coast of the Sea of Cortez is akin to being in the Grand Canyon looking up at colorful layers of rock piled atop one another. But instead of our boat floating down a mighty river, Tangaroa is cruising on a dynamic and relatively young (geologically speaking) sea. One of the real…

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