Chronicles of Life Aboard

After retiring in 2019, we sold or donated almost all of our “stuff”, and began fulfilling cruising dreams hatched when “W” was still in office.  The blog here chronicles life aboard and travels on our 42′ Kadey Krogen trawler, “Cirila”.  Besides the blog, which makes up most of the content here, you’ll find links to all kinds of cool stuff you get to do when your’e retired.  

Books – New Release: “A Change of Plans”

If you’ve read the blog, you know I like to write. While riding out the ‘Rona in Fort Myers, I picked up a project I started many years ago, when we first moved to Houston. It’s a fictional nautical adventure story about a couple who retire early, sell everything, and buy a boat. Any resemblance to an autobiographical story is long forgotten by Chapter four. Click the book to learn more. Better yet, just buy a few copies on Amazon – here

Gallery – Inspired by The Great Loop

Living on the water and traveling the Great Loop provides endless inspiration. I chronicle our travels through my photography, painting, and writing. You can select any of the galleries below to view my favorites. Until I get the commerce working, you can inquire about the purchase of any print or original work via the contact page.

Click on one of the images below to view a gallery.


Sometimes there’s only time to capture the moment with the phone’s camera, but my favorites are when I get serious and the Nikon D750 comes out

Fine Art

When we stay put for a while, the paints come out. I usually use a photograph as my model, but am building my courage to try some plein air work.

Digital Media

I have several Apps on the iPad that I use to fiddle with some of my favorite photos, giving them the look of a painting or drawing. Some turn out really nice!


Something about B&W just moves me unlike a color photo. This gallery contains my favorites.