Our Pick of Pics from 2016

A picture is worth a thousand words and I don't want you to have to snore through another testament of 2016. New Year's Eve seems an appropriate time to reflect on the past year, where we sailed, what we did and what we captured in photographs. Below find our favorite pics from 2016. Note these may not be the best photographic compositions nor exciting subjects nor technical bests, but we think they most accurately tell the story of our year … less all my usual rhetoric.

We're celebrating New Year's Eve quietly … just the two of us ... aboard Nine of Cups, tied up along the wharf at Atlantic Yacht Basin in Chesapeake, Virginia, USA. The champers is cold (no kidding). We've got snacks and comfort foods galore. We're warm and snuggly with our new heater and we plan to make every effort to stay awake to toast in the new year. (We'll see how that works out .) May you and yours have a healthy and prosperous 2017. Know you're thought of often and fondly.

Read the Signs!

It's been awhile since I posted additions to my ever-growing sign collection, so I thought I'd share a little humor as we enter the holiday season. no swearing


no dog poop


i poop




humps ahead


drive like your kids live here


free smells


employee of the month


will you supply eyes for the navy


turkey crossing


happy thanksgiving


Enjoy Thanksgiving Day. Don't eat too much turkey. Celebrate family as much as you can. Don't get stressed about Christmas … even though there are only 32 shopping days left. Just sayin'!

Hey, have you ever tried Cranberry Pudding? It's perfect for a Thanksgiving or Christmas dessert and a change from all those pies. Click here for the recipe.

Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone!