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September 30, 2017

I've been asked about the inspiration behind my romantic thriller, Spilt Wine, so allow me to tell you a little story about its inception. 

In the spring of 2015, I was living aboard Zonder Zorg in the Burgundy region of France, waiting for the flooding on the Saôn...

June 1, 2017

I've long been fascinated by the geography and the history of the Zuiderzee. It was an arm of the North Sea which had gradually evolved with the rising sea levels caused by the slow global warming which melted ice sheets from the last ice age twelve thousand years ago....

May 28, 2017

I continued down the River Vecht under clear skies and near still airs, passing more fine estates along the banks.

Because the forecast was for increasing winds, I paused for the night on a wilderness mooring two kilometres from the mouth of the river and the beginning...

May 24, 2017

The River Vecht winds a sinuous path northward from Utrecht to the IJmeer, the southern reaches of what was once the Zuiderzee. Along the way, it passes through small towns and villages, but mostly it threads through open countryside and farmland. I left my peaceful mo...

April 22, 2017

As I prepare to head out voyaging again, I'm reminded of a blog post I made a week before we sailed south from Vancouver in 2009. Since it fits so well with present circumstances, I'll paste it here:

23 September 2009 | Vancouver

We walked across Granville Bridge the oth...

April 21, 2017

I've enjoyed my second winter living aboard Zonder Zorg in the Historic Ship's Harbour in Gouda, Zuid-Holland. During my nearly seven months in this peaceful moorage, I've finished drafting the third volume of the Posted As Missing series of World War One novels, and I...

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