Cruising on the Sailing Vessel Wild Matilda

A few Thoughts

“Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.”
Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows


“Sailing – The fine art of getting wet and becoming ill while slowly going nowhere at great expense.” Roy McKee, Sailing: Pocket Dictionary


I believe all cruising lies somewhere between these two viewpoints.

Everyone starts cruising for a different reason. Mine began as a boy reading such books as James A. Michener's Tales of the South Pacific.


And finally,

Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.

– Anthony Bourdain

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The Captain Working Hard
Sunset, Great Guana Key, Bahamase
The fort overlooking Rodney Bay, Saint Lucia

The current state of the site

January 23, 2015 - Initial version of the site

September 12, 2016 - Completely redesigned the site to accommodate tablet and smart phones. Added a lot of new content. A few bits and pieces are still under construction.

recent updates -

June 2022 - Brought traves up to date.

Mid October 2020 - Added the 2020 page and brought it up to date.

July 27, 2019 - Added pages for travels 2018 and 2019. Began an much needed general overhaul of the site.

August 17, 2019 - Major Site Revision. Still some minor work to do in a couple of places.

April 12, 2020 - Added an image Gallery to the Portfolio Section.


Background Pattern -

Sunset, Great Guana Key, Bahamase
Sunset, Great Guana Key, Bahamas