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 radial 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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Dive Into History

For the first six weeks in the Sea of Cortez living aboard our Maritimo motoryacht, we remained high and dry aboard Tangaroa.  Our late arrival due to covid resulted in our missing the wildlife gatherings we’d planned to film: gray whales, blue whales, mobula rays, and more. The places we’d planned to dive around La … Continue reading Dive Into History

Painful Predicament in Paradise

“It’s a pretty day. Let’s take the boat over to the island and go for a swim,” Tom suggested.  The temperatures have been quite hot lately, the air humid. We’re longing to feel the cooling water on our skin. Isla Danzante rises jagged from the Sea of Cortez just a couple of miles away from … Continue reading Painful Predicament in Paradise


We’ve come a thousand miles, traveling South along the Baja Peninsula, since departing Ensenada. Our 51 foot Maritimo, “Tangaroa,” performed beautifully and proved to be a seaworthy, comfortable home in which to make the journey.  From seas swelling and heaving southward, pushing us up and rolling us down, through waves gnashing together with the swells, and … Continue reading 1000-mile

Welcome to our Blog

Tom sees life as a ruler. Born in 1941, and having lived a full life that’s included 3 successful careers, he’s keenly aware that his ruler is getting shorter. He likes to say that he’s on the final quarter of it (however, with his excellent family genes, the fact that he exercises & takes really … Continue reading Welcome to our Blog

In the Beginning

On February 17, 2020, Tom & I got a ride from Newport Beach, California, with Bill King, our friend & Maritimo salesman from Compass Point Yachts, Inc down to Ensenada, Mexico. We made this trip in order to bring our new Maritimo 51 motor yacht off the huge transport ship on which it had crossed … Continue reading In the Beginning

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