Archive for July, 2009

Two steps up and one step back

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

We’ve been working on getting the boat ready for quite some time and while it seems like we’ve made a ton of progress, the list of outstanding items keeps getting longer. Just today, I thought I had a solution for getting a new fridge and freezer built and installed – the old one finally gave up the ghost after 28 years – and then the contractor – whom I’ve never used previously – emails me to say that he is not willing to work on our boat.

So now I’ve got to scramble around to find someone who’s qualified, available, and whom we trust. We’re moving on board at the end of July and we don’t have any way to keep food cold. I suppose we could use ice like we did on Cultra, our first boat, but that seems so primitive now.

I’m hopeful that we’ll get this solved, but don’t be surprised if you see me lugging a bunch of ice over the next few weeks.


Gotta start somewhere

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

This is the first blog entry at Rather than providing a long dissertation that will bring you up to speed on the story so far, I’d rather use this first entry to direct you to the relevant parts of this site.

Meet the Kilgours! – Tells you a little about us collectively and individually – and why we’re doing this.

Our Boat – Bojangles IV – tells you a little bit about our boat and home

The Trip – tells about our plans.

And Weblog of Bojangles IV – provides updates and commentary on our journey

Read on, leave comments on the site, and feel free to email us at