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A New Home Port!

Notice anything new about the blog/website?  I started blogging back in 2007 on and fairly quickly moved over to Google's Blogger.  I can humbly say that the site has grown, matured, and increased in readership.  Now that my blog is nearly five years old, I thought it was a good time to freshen things up with a new look, layout, features and name. Let's start with the name.  Most of you will know that I have used "Sailing Island Bound" for several years, with Blogger's default domain name of .  Since the site has transformed into much more than just the chronicles of Island Bound's journeys, I've choosen a new name that reflects my own personal journey and hopefully inspires my readers...Sail Far, Live Free!  So now I've got my own domain/URL, which is .  Don't worry, your old bookmarks and links to the blogspot address will still work too, but updating is reco

The downwind run to winter

Another season of sailing (over 1,000 nautical miles on our North Channel cruise alone!), adventure and family growth is now slipping farther astern in our wake.  Island Bound was hauled for the winter over a week ago and I finished up the list of winterization tasks last week.  There's nothing left to do but reflect on where we've been and look forward to where we're going.  I've got a lot to say about the season that was and the season that will be.  However, I've had to lay off the blog posts for a bit to collect my thoughts and prepare some of them for submission as articles to the sailing mags that'll help many of us pass quiet winter evenings in the more northerly latitudes.  If I'm fortunate enough to find a willing publisher, I'll pass on the info here on the blog ( Click here for a previously published article ).  In the meantime, sit back and enjoy some gear reviews, brainstorming about ideas for the 2011 season and other random sailing-rel