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Pursuing the cruising dream in 32' of sailing ketch

Technology and me


I’ve been known to pull my hair out. Threaten the computer with a axe. Scream. Cry. Whine. Whimper.

None of it helps.

Because somehow as I’ve gotten older and computers have become more ubiquitous, my ability to work with them has faded until this blog is truly the limit of my capability – and even that sometimes is too much. Take last night for instance.

Because we’re frequently out of wifi (and even cell phone) range while cruising, I found a nifty little blog publishing app that allows me to compose and store my entries off-line. I can write what I’m thinking when I’m thinking it, save it in its finished form, then post it whenever we get to a point where I can get online.

So last night I composed another blog to go with one I’d saved the night before, all about a scary/maddening/PTSD-inducing experience we had when a lobster boat decided to play chicken with us, and me at the helm knowing there wasn’t a damn thing I could do to get out of the way if he really did intend to cut us in two. Which of course he didn’t – probably just having a good laugh at our expense – but it didn’t help me develop the “love your fellow man” zen state I’ve been hoping for. Not even a little.

And that blog? Suddenly “poof”, along with the previous one which also included a lament about their being an awful lot of “boaters” out here that have no idea what the rules are, and on and on…

Not uplifting. Not funny and enlightening. Kind of depressing, actually.

And evidently the universe doesn’t want me to write that way, because they’re gone, and there’s nothing I can do about it and I am NOT going to relive the whole sordid train of thought and try to re-create them. There was enough bad Juju floating around here the last time.  

Instead?  Here’s Kittery’s Back Cove at 5:30am:

Because really, that’s what matters. The sun rose, and it was absolutely breathtaking. It’ll set tonight in a similar manner.

So there, Zen state. Welcome back.


Author: s/v sionna

Living the dream in 32'. We left Maine on August 18th, 2016, and have gradually worked our way south until we felt warm enough. After spending the summer in Maine, working to replenish the cruising kitty, we’re back on the boat, with plans to visit the Bahamas later in the winter. Follow our blog here, and follow our progress in map form by joining www.Farkwar.com!

5 thoughts on “Technology and me

  1. I hope all goes much smoother for you!

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    • Me too – but in fairness to the Universe, mostly it’s been pretty awesome. And today includes a cruller, wifi, and a clean boat with full water tanks, and laundry! Sweet.


  2. Glad to hear it! Did you get to Caffe Kilim?

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  3. I lived in that neighborhood (Eliot, Maine) for about ten years before our journey to Florida on Catmandu. All the best! http://www.undertheboom.com

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