Self-isolation is nothing new to sailors — it is, after all, the entire point of sailing. We sail in order … More
DIY Update: Indolence and Aspiration
For some unaccountable reason, in the popular mind, liveaboard sailing is almost invariably associated with not working. In fact, … More
2018: A Snailing Blog, by Benn Berbank Green
Boxing Day 2018 Dear “piedaleau” aficionados….hello! You may have noticed a lull in the blog lately. I’m sure there is … More
The Saga of Pas de Deux, Chapter 16: Seaside Diversions – Westwood Sails and Walton-on-the-Naze
With only two weeks to go before we leave the comfort of Ipswich harbor behind, we have quite list of … More
The Saga of Pas de Deux, Chapter 13: Reunited at Last! Christmas Bells are Ringing!
Good news, everyone! After an exciting 10-month wait, the UK Home Office has granted me the right to live in … More
The Saga of Pas de Deux, Chapter 12: Pas de Deux Finds a New Home and Has a Bath
There have been quite a few new developments in the little story of Pas de Deux, and I’m sorry to … More
#Pas de Deux, Part 8: A Married Couple Separated by the Injustices of a Cruel World! A Beacon of Light Shines through the Darkness!
There hasn’t been a Pas de Deux update in a while. And there’s a good reason for that: there hasn’t … More
Boating Tips: Cleaning Dirty Sheets
First of all, to clarify: sheets on boats are what normal people refer to as ropes. They are also sometimes … More
Pas de Deux Update #7: Inclement weather! Pas de Deux bravely weathers the storm! Plus: the contents of my secret diary — on display for all to see!
England is famous for its fierce and furious coastal gales, which whip up off of the water and crash against … More
Pas de Deux Update #5: Halfway Around the World and Back — Just Not in a Boat
Yikes! This is our first post since Halloween. (Thanks to our number one fan, Ian, for noticing!) It seems we … More