What Now? Upcoming Topics for the BlogMonday, May 02, 2016S.V. CAMBRIA
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something to brighten up the page . . . hope you like it!
If there’s one thing that can be said about taking part in the Blogging from A to Z Challenge, it’s that blogging becomes a part of your daily life during the month of April. Whether that translates into a long-term commitment or not depends on the blogger. It’s my hope that, at the very least, I’ll find myself back in a pattern of writing daily and those journal entries will turn into more regular posts (two or three times a week). Whether or not I’ll be able to upload them remains to be seen (internet access is hard to come by up north), but I’m excited about the blog again and have some ideas for the upcoming months:
A to Z Challenge Reflections
At the end of the challenge, a lot of the bloggers take time out to reflect on the experience and share what they learned along the way. I started mine a few days ago and should have it tidied up and ready to post by the end of the week.
Alaskan Season Wrap-Up
I’ve written a lot of blogs about cruising in Southeast Alaska, including Why Sailto SE Alaska and Things to Know Before You Go, but still haven’t shared all of the information from our time there: How many miles did we travel? How many of those were under sail? What was our daily average? How much fuel did we consume? And lots more.
There’s basically a four-month gap in the blog from the time we tied
Cambria to the dock at the end of October until we dropped
our lines on the first of May that needs to be filled. I can’t say that we had
an overly-exciting winter, but we did take a massive road trip (I ended up
driving from coast to coast), spent a month camping in the desert, and stopped
by Mexico for some dental work (reviews and first-hand information to follow)
all while poor Cambria suffered
through the wettest winter on record.
A Return to Sum It Up Sunday
Sum It Up Sunday was a weekly series that I started in 2014 to highlight some of the things we did over the course of the week but wasn’t able to continue last year because we rarely had access to the internet. Well, it’s back again this season and I should have my first installment ready to post on the 8th with all the ups and downs of our first week at anchor.
Writing about the anchorages we visit is one of my favourite things to do (I’m a research geek) and I hope to add several new entries on Southeast Alaska along with some places I haven’t highlighted yet – the Gulf Islands and Desolation Sound, in particular.
Virtual Suggestion Box
One of the most difficult things about blogging (for me) is deciding what to write about. If there’s a topic you’d like me to cover (anything about cruising and living-aboard, the
sailboats, etc.), I’d love to hear about it. And, I might be a little biased,
but David really is a guru when it comes to working on equipment and might be
persuaded to put together some “how to” blogs if enough readers are interested.
Some of the things he has experience with are 12 volt refrigeration, hydronic
heating systems, polishing fuel, using laptops on board (and rebuilding them), outboard
motors, and so much more – if you name it, he’s probably done it. You can drop us a line through our contact
form (at the bottom of the page), the comments section below, or on Facebook.
It may take a while to get back to you (again, it all depends on our access to
the internet) but I promise we will and hopefully your question and/or
suggestion will turn into a blog subject. So, what do you want to know? If we
have an answer, we’ll be happy to share it.
That’s all for now. I’ll be back on Friday with my Blogging from A to Z Challenge reflections. Have a great week and don’t forget to virtually fill out a suggestion form and put it in the box . . . we'd love to hear from you!