I’m often asked what cruising sailors do when they are not sailing. Carl once replied to that question by saying his job during those times was “boat maintenance in exotic ports.” During their stays in the “cyclone safe zone” the Stranges spent some of their time refurbishing, cleaning and maintaining their floating home. Of course part of the time, it was not floating at all but resting on terra firma.
But like all of us, it was not all work and no play. Rebecca continued with her horseback riding lessons while Carl and Karen watched, thankful she had progressed to a point they no longer had to jog along beside the horse with her.
They also toured New Zealand from the shore and by boat. However, it seems that while Carl was touring New Zealand he was vacationing from his newsletter updates. So there is a bit of a lag in the adventure, but with the passing of the cyclone season and the advent of the cruising season, Carl and Karen have felt like writing again. With this renewed writing spirit, the Strange Chronicles continue for another year.