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Just a couple of Captains that Love to Cook…and cook for you we do

By robin | January 25, 2021

So we are known for our “island-hopping” but few know of our “culinary cruising” the fact that both of us are total foodies, even with one of us being a pescatarian (fish and veggies only) and the other a complete carnivore. Both of us create dishes from lots of different foods, but we lean towards…

Why we miss the Eastern Caribbean

By Cracker Jack Life | December 7, 2020

We really DO miss the Eastern Caribbean. It’s been a while since we last sailed the Eastern Caribbean. It’s a place that we miss so much, especially with there being so many unique things to see in the area. But we admit that there are plenty of issues when traveling, but the positives clearly outweigh…

The Final Two Watches- Fort Pierce, FL to St. Thomas.

By Cracker Jack Life | January 8, 2020

Night Watch #7 20º02’68N 65º58’91W 1a-4a Wednesday 12/04/19 By now we have been on the water for over seven days, with no outside boat communication beyond what I have received on my INREACH Garmin, and that was only a couple of communications from Robin my Creative Director. This morning’s watch is super easy, we are…

Night Watch 5 & 6 Fort Pierce, FL to St. Thomas

By Cracker Jack Life | January 5, 2020

Night Watch #5 Monday 12/02/19 7p-10p (but started LATE) What a crappy watch this was! Mechanical difficulties with our brand new generator, that had only 8 hours of service on it. This issue made dinner super late, so late that only one person ate dinner and it was one of my favorites as in Tuna Noodle…

1/3 of the way…Night Watches 3 & 4

By Cracker Jack Life | January 3, 2020

Night Watch #3 1 – 4 am Saturday 11/30/19 Kind of a quiet group all day today with 50% of our crew under the weather (that has got to be a mariner term). Stephen has decided to join Rod with headache and the queezies. I cooked a recipe before the watches began for night 3…

Night Watch #2- Thanksgiving!

By Cracker Jack Life | January 1, 2020

10p-1a – 11/28/19 Holy Frickin’ Moly…how things can change from one watch to the next! It’s been only 24 hours since I left my last watch and this is now the view from my “bedroom window” (not really because I’m in a closed in bimini that covers our cockpit). Tonight we have some large swells…

The Passage Watches- Night Watch #1

By Cracker Jack Life | December 31, 2019

While Cracker Jack turned her bow to the Virgin Islands for a non-stop 1100 mile passage over 8 days, I decided to take some time to write during my night watches. A night watch is when you are the lookout so that the boat can keep going on its journey through the blue waters 24/7.…

Abacos Sailing 2019

By Cracker Jack Life | July 23, 2019

As some of you may already know we left Dania Beach, Royal Palm Marina on December 29th, 2018 bound for The Bahamas and parts beyond. Great intentions but then this thing called “life” happens and just when you thought you were going to zig, you zag. We ended up staying in the Abacos Islands, we…

Livin’ the Dream… needs a little work!

By Cracker Jack Life | January 23, 2019

 Traveling from Port Everglades, Florida to Green Turtle Cay. This is the first, of many times, you’ll be hearing from Rod and me on our Cracker Jack adventures. I was actually going to tell you how beautiful it is here at our first stop in the Bahamas, showing a few pictures and sharing the…