Our goal is to challenge ourselves and our vessel and by so doing learn and grow; to share our experiences and the lessons learned through our videos and written logs and to promote small boat cruising in general and the American Vega Association in particular.
For insight into the cruising life aboard an Albin Vega 27 or to simply give advice please visit our web site and blog at http://CruisingLealea.com or follow us on Facebook, Google+ or Twitter @CruisingLealea.
After sailing from Hawaii to Sitka, on the West coast of Baranof Island, we set out to explore Southeast Alaska and find a place to spend the winter. After our first winter in Petersburg, we continued North to Juneau before turning around and heading for Craig, then back to Petersburg for a second winter. Our life is ruled by currents, tides and weather. The pace is quite different from what most people live by and we love it.
Heading North again from the Hawaiian Islands, beginning in Honolulu, to our landfall in Sitka, Alaska. We had a long delay for weather after ducking into Nawiliwili Harbor at Lihue, Kauai for shelter but finally got under way again.
The voyage always goes better with prior planning and preparation. Even if you do not stick to the plan; and we rarely do, the voyage will go more smoothly for having taken the steps to be prepared. This is the process we use, from deciding where to go to loading up and turning in the marina keys. We plan to build on this playlist as time permits, updating and adding more detail.
Seagoing recipes from Lealea's galley. Laura cooking some of our favorite dishes at sea and in port. All cooking aboard is done on a two burner, non-pressurized, non-gimballed, alcohol cookstove. Sailors and cruisers will find these dishes practical for the sailing cook and tasty too. http://cruisinglealea.com/thegalley.html