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Monday

Monday

There’s something cozy about being in your cabin on a boat in the rain. Even better is when the sun breaks out and you jump in the ocean with 8 new and old friends and go for a 2 mile…

Sunday

Sunday

Guests!     Sometimes we joke that SwimVacation is all dolphins and rainbows. This trip has been mostly rainbows so far. For some reason, Road Harbor produces very low, bright ones. Intermittent rain produced a particularly bright rainbow and a…

Travel Day!

Travel Day!

              Travel Day! Compared to our 14 hour flight from Turkey a few months ago, a 3 hour flight to Puerto Rico was over in a blink. My favorite things about landing in Puerto…

Preparing for Takeoff

Preparing for Takeoff

Friday: Pre Departure All things electronic, mechanical, biological, and meteorological know when I’m away or about to go away to work a SwimVacation. Right now, the bathtub drain is completely clogged, the wifi is down, and the living room is…

Tea, Sugar, A Dream.

Tea, Sugar, A Dream.

  I’m back home from Turkey. Let me be honest with you, I stuffed my face this trip. I particularly love eating lots of different things in one sitting, so this was a setup from the beginning. I ate it…

Final day in Türkiye

Final day in Türkiye

I hadn’t gotten enough of the ruins of Aperlai, so I woke up early and swam to shore with my safeswimmer/drybag thingy filled with shoes, clothes, iPhone. I had spied some structures from the Gulet that I wanted to check…

Lycian Swim

Lycian Swim

Tonight I am writing from a boat anchored in a bay on the coast of Turkey next to the ruins of Aperlai, an ancient Lycian city. What’s even better is that a portion of the city is sunken, likely due…

Crossing over.

Crossing over.

Friday May 20th       Our morning swim was from Cooper Island to Salt Island. We’ve done this swim a few times, as it’s right in the middle of where we want to be in the BVIs. Unfortunately, this…

Low Mileage, High Voltage.

Low Mileage, High Voltage.

Thursday, March 19 In the early 1700s, lore has it that Blackbeard the Pirate marooned some of his mutinous crew on a small island with only a bottle of rum each and a cutlass.  Many of them decided to try to…

The Queen’s Speech – Guest Janine Blogs Up.

The Queen’s Speech – Guest Janine Blogs Up.

Wednesday May 18 Earlier today, Hopper said ’I invite eight to ten people to live on a boat for a week and go swimming. That’s it – really simple.’ Actually it’s not quite that simple….you need the right guests and…