Once we finished the book work for our scuba certifications, we knew the next step was to start getting wet! What we weren’t quite sure about what was gear we needed to buy in order to be ready, so, we headed to our local dive shop and asked for some expert help. After completing both … Continue reading Discovering Scuba: Getting Our Gear
(More Flip Then Flop, I think) Let me start by saying that I have no issue admitting when I make a mistake. After hours and hours of Alexis and I talking over potential boat choices, we came to the realization that we should not rule out sailboats. Then, after we went sailing for the first … Continue reading The Bigger Flip Flop
How do two people that live in landlocked Pennsylvania get their first experience with scuba diving in November? The YMCA. That’s right! Our local YMCA offers a variety of scuba diving classes, including opportunities to begin pursuing becoming open water certified and we didn’t even have to be YMCA members to participate. How incredible!? PADI, … Continue reading Discovering Scuba: Our Experience
We could not have asked for a more beautiful day of weather on Saturday. Sunny, warm, and 10-15 mile per hour winds. It was a fantastic day for a sailboat ride. I have to say that the “class” was not what I had in my head. I guess I thought that is was going to … Continue reading After The First Sail Workshop: His Thoughts
Most of my life I have been around power boats. The main purpose of those boats was to get from the dock to the fishing grounds as quickly as possible. We were not usually out for leisurely cruises. We had limited time to fish and wanted to spend as much time as possible where the … Continue reading Before The First Sail Workshop: His Thoughts
When our decision was made to begin the process of moving aboard I started feverishly researching the best vessel for our situation. I spent weeks scouring the internet for articles and blogs and message boards about living aboard to find out other people’s opinions about the boats they lived on. Through the research I found … Continue reading The Big Flip Flop.