SV MOOSE - Cruising the world
"Lovely it is, when the winds are stirring up the waves on the sea, to gaze out from the land on the great efforts of someone else." (Lucretius)
Hi, we're Duncan & Irene. I come from New Brunswick, Canada and Irene is from Groningen in northern Holland. We met when we were living in Curacao in the Netherlands Antilles and got the boat bug there. For over ten years we've been sailing "Moose", our 39' cutter around the world.
And, we have completed our circumnavigation by arriving back in Curacao. The sweetest come back ever! We completed a circle of 40,000 miles, most of it at 5 miles per hour... Now we're off the boat for a while; no pirates, no midnight tankers. But we are still traveling, and the next cruise is in the making ..... It's nice being back in the first world in that you don't have to constantly be watching your six-o'clock...on the other hand, I think you can be suffocated by regulations.
We have a new lifestyle, but what rich experiences and memories. When we look at the photos we are sort of in awe.
We've taken many of our sailing experiences from the early years and spun them into a book; "Never a Dull Moment" is the title and it's out now! If you're keen on going cruising it will be very helpful. And if you're sailing now, I think it will have you laughing a lot!
So, welcome and please check out the stories, movies and photos
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Our latest 5 diary entries
|4th Apr 2012|
|SoCal to Boston (Duncan)|
|Touched down in SoCal on a fairly balmy evening; it was at least balmier than the -10C we left in. Over the course of the Canadian winter (which, of course, the locals say was so mild it doesn’t even count) ...|
|1139 Words | 149 Reads||Read more|
|7th Feb 2012|
|Maine, US, in December and the elusive moose (Irene)|
|We had to pick up Marcel & Geraldine, our good friends from Curacao, from Bangor, Maine, so we thought we would explore this State a bit before meeting them. We had a wonderful time in Greenville, but we di...|
|98 Words | 169 Reads||Read more|
|11th Nov 2011|
|Frequently Asked Questions.......What was the nicest place you have seen?That has always been one of the most difficult questions. But here goes….I’ll only mention the real highlights of our trip since ...|
|1077 Words | 265 Reads||Read more|
|11th Oct 2011|
|A Day in the Great North Woods|
|Had a really nice sort of day today; Irene and I went out into the country and visited friends and mucked about in the backwoods. It’s fall here in New Brunswick (autumn, for Europeans and antipodeans.) The l...|
|538 Words | 226 Reads||Read more|
|23rd May 2011|
|We have completed the circle!|
|Coming back was sweet, with good friends from Curacao......|
|11 Words | 408 Reads||Read more|