Category: Postcards from Sea

  • XVI: The Very Bad Day Coby and Ave and I plunge further south in the Intracoastal Waterway in the dead of winter. Some things go right, and some go not-so-right. But there are always happy endings and homemade cookies and plentiful beer. Life could be worse.


  • Postcards From Sea, Episode XII, Albi

    Epic jam sessions, seasickness and how best to resolve conflicts with your shipmates. In this latest edition of Postcards From Sea, John Herlig discusses these and other pressing issues with his good friend and fellow traveller Albi the German Lad. The pair also try to figure out at what stage it’s reasonable to start calling […]

  • Postcards From Sea: Annapolis Sailboat Show

    I fall in love with the Halberg-Rassy 372 and Henry the German glue guy, plus I get fish and chips at Pusser’s along with a round of #3 painkillers. Hear also about how a Mantus anchor helped to save Ave del Mar from Hurricane Matthew and about the chalky paint I applied to the Edson […]

  • Postcards From Sea: The Ditch

    In this new episode of PFS I am recording on the move as I motorsail north on the Intra Coastal Waterway in North Carolina.

  • Postcards From Sea: Dad and Boats.

    In this episode of Postcards From Sea I interview my father, Richard, and talk to him about his lifelong love of boats and the day we found Ave Del Mar.

  • Postcards From Sea, Homeward Bound

    Time to point the bow north–or maybe northeast and then west and then northwest and then drift a little… The story of sailing 725 nm from Jamaica to the Florida Keys.

  • Postcards from Sea, George Town, Bahamas

    Seems that sometime when I was off-grid I aired a podcast episode without even knowing it. So here you go!  

  • Postcards From Sea, Port Antonio, Jamaica

    Happy to have the podcast up and running again.

  • Postcards From Sea, Episode III “More Feta”

    In this episode of Postcards From Sea my firstborn Alex joins me to discuss feta cheese, how to do nothing on the boat for a solid week, whether or not she has actually sailed Ave del Mar, and if Türkmenistan is a real country.

  • Postcards from Sea, Episode II. “Capricious”

    Shortly after arriving in West Palm Beach, Florida, I took it upon myself to clean out the boat of a man who had recently died, and as always the universe paid me back more than I gave. In Episode II of Postcards from Sea you can hear the whole the story and meet  the man who is bringing the […]