Author Archives: Jenny Ruth Yasi

About Jenny Ruth Yasi

author, sailor, animal trainer,rally, agility and freestyle competitor, owner/proprietor Whole Dog Camp, now located in Freeport, Maine. For 31 years we lived on Peaks Island Maine. Now we are sailing with our 2 dogs in the Bahamas, and will return to Maine in 2017

Intimate Strangers

When a small group of traveling women gathered the other day to make yogurt, we wound up talking about passion, marriage, our crazy womens’  bodies, and sex. It was a really fun, amazingly intimate and empowering exchange. We shared all … Continue reading

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Christmas in the Bahamas

When we were first contemplating a long term sailing adventure, I whined that I did not want my life to be about sharing sundowners with strangers. Community is important to me. How can anyone cultivate community while traveling? Albert insisted, … Continue reading

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Hot water

For those of you interested in full technical details, I wanted to set our water story straight. Magus carries 200 gallons of fresh water in tanks which we filled in Maine before we left. So, we have cold running water … Continue reading

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The whole world

I’ve always been told I’m too sensitive. Maybe that’s why I love swimming so much. In the water, I feel soul molecules. No one interferes with how much I feel when I am swimming. I accomplish nothing, want nothing, am … Continue reading

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Bahamas Babe

Our Bahamian Adventure as middle-age Grandparents is understandably different from when we were newly married, beginning our family and on our honeymoon adventure  to Jamaica 31 years ago. We’re reminded of how awful young love can be as we’ve observed … Continue reading

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Florida

We are just getting ready to cross the Gulf Stream tonight after several weeks in Florida. It is just miserably hot and surprisingly urban. For this Mainer, Florida has been a shocking juxtaposition of wild exotic jungle and cold high … Continue reading

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Gulf Stream

We left Palm Beach (Lake Worth inlet) in the dark. I was ready to leave earlier, after speed boat wakes had tossed me head over tail in the cockpit, but Albert wisely had us time our West End arrival for … Continue reading

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Jungle

We finally found some jungle. We left St Augustine the day after Thanksgiving. That City felt very touristy, too touristy really. While we enjoyed the architecture and the Thanksgiving cruising community, for some reason I wind up awkwardly telling my … Continue reading

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Some gross stuff

We caught a fish. We had it for breakfast.  But between catching it and eating it, we had a lot to digest. Parental disgression advised.    

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The quietest place in the world

In the morning we motored on the ICW. After we left Charleston, we motored past mile after mile of expensive waterfront summer homes, with their hurricane damaged docks and boats.     If you don’t believe in climate change, go … Continue reading

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