Autumn in Lake Geneva

Here in Tucson, we have no autumn and no water. At the end of summer, leaves do not change color, and there is no place for someone who loves to sail to indulge his enjoyment of the wind and the water. My wife recently took a short vacation with her mother at Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, where my ... Continue reading

The navigator

Admiral Sir Clowdisley Shovell was lost, but given the unbroken fog his fleet had been wandering through and the abysmal state of 18th-century navigation, he was fortunate to be off-course by only a few dozen nautical miles. He didn't know that, of course. Neither did he know that his fortune, or ... Continue reading