I reunited with Stan aboard Buffalo Nickel in Kodiak, Alaska. And so did our two cats! At two years of age, this was their first plane trip. Three flights and all day… they did not love it, but did amazingly well.
Read More Alaska: Kodiak to Homer
In our last blog post, I mentioned the several-day passage Stan and Steve made up the Sea of Japan, from Fukuoka on Kyushu, to Hakodate, on Hokkaido. I think I called that passage a nightmare, due to the poorly predicted weather conditions they had to grapple with.
Read More through the aleutians july 2022
So it’s been a while. QUITE a while, in fact. I might have made a blog post last spring, all about how we were getting ready to get the Buffalo out of Japan, finally, and on to Alaska for the summer cruising season. You might have noticed that this did not happen.
Read More Japan to alaska
Our last post was January 2020. We all know what happened next! But finally, over a year later, we have some new cruising plans to report.
Read More COVID Interruptus
We spent our first three months in Japan island-hopping at a leisurely pace between Ishigaki (our port of entry) and the mainland island of Kyushu, where we are now.
Read More Cruising Japan’s Southwestern Island Chain
After making the 2.5-day passage together from Raja Ampat, Indonesia to Koror, Palau, I spent a week with Stan, at anchor in the gorgeous Rock Islands and snorkeling in its pristine waters.
Read More Palau to Ishigaki, Japan
We’ve had quite a few requests over these several years, both public and private, to talk about power management aboard Buffalo Nickel. Every boat has its own inherent logic in this area. Between the goals of its systems designers and the capacities and limitations of the component hardware, there emerges a pathway where, if we […]
Read More Power Management