Cruisers, liveaboards, or folks who just like messing about in boats…we know you’re out there blogging. If you are the proud owner of a Portland Pudgy safety dinghy and have a boating blog, please let us know, so we can link to you.
Here are three of the blogs we follow. What they all have in common (besides the Portland Pudgy) is that they’re all about people following their bliss.
Log of s/v delViento: A family of four trade the daily grind for seasickness, financial unrest, and togetherness. (See photo above.) We’re addicted to this one. Here’s a post that talks about trying out the new Portland Pudgy. And here’s a typically unpredictable, great story: Me And The Mayor. Totally unpretentious, funny, and real.
MatTagSailabout. Stories, photos, videos, and natural history updates from a family of three traveling from Alaska to Mexico on their sailboat with their Schipperke. This post seems to have been written by the dog (who loves the Portland Pudgy). Most of it is by Beth Mathews, a scientist and a wonderful writer. Here’s a nice excerpt about visiting friendly gray whales off Baja (by Beth, not the dog):
“Before our panga driver turns us away from our last curious pair of whales to return to shore, I wonder what the calf’s mother sees as she floats in the water next to us? A shimmering white curve pressed into the upper skin of her water world, a china teacup brimming with tiny land mammals? Shadowy appendages reach out and down through the rippling mirror — beckoning with empty, open hands.” Read whole post…
Captain Murph. He’ll teach you to sail, pilot your yacht, or take you for a cruise on his own boat. A very entertaining and informative blog. Here’s a post about his new Portland Pudgy.
We’ll post more links to Pudgy owners’ blogs as soon as we get the info.