At A Bus On A Dusty Road, we believe that global exploration transcends terrestrial boundaries and extends to the waterways. We are proponents of sailing as an extraordinary means to traverse the globe and truly Experience Life as a Global Citizen.
S.A.I.L. – Navigating Life’s Waters: Lessons From Sailing
Recently, I had the incredible opportunity to attend the Midwestern Women’s Sailing Conference held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, at the renowned Milwaukee Community Sailing Center. The conference was a gathering of woman sailing enthusiasts from various backgrounds, and its highlight was the keynote speech delivered by Nikki Barnes, a USA Olympic sailing team member. Nikki’s address […]
Wind Awareness: Critical Skill For Any Sailor
Sailing is a captivating and adventurous activity that has been practiced for centuries. It is a sport that I enjoy. When sailing, the wind, a vital component of sailing, propels a boat forward, making wind awareness a critical skill for any sailor. Read on as we will delve into the significance of wind in sailing, […]
The Importance Of Understanding Points Of Sail In Sailing
One thing I have learned about sailing is that you must know where the wind is coming from to sail the boat properly. When it comes to sailing, there’s more to it than just setting sail and letting the wind take you where it will. Sailing requires a deep understanding of the wind’s behavior and […]
Lake Michigan: Unveiling The Majesty And Significance Of The Great Lake
One of my favorite things is sailing on Lake Michigan with the Milwaukee Community Sailing Center. Lake Michigan is a magnificent recreational lake. Nestled in the heart of North America is a freshwater giant – Lake Michigan. One of the five Great Lakes, Lake Michigan, is the only one in the United States. Its waters […]
Guide To The Bow, Prow And Stern Of A Boat
When you have decided to take up boating, as I have recently, you must understand all the parts of a boat. The reason you need to understand the boats of a boat is that it will make you a better boater or sailor, but it will also help ensure your and your passenger’s safety. […]
Why Is The Back Of A Boat Called The Stern?
If you are into boating, one of the aspects of boating that you should learn is the different parts of the boat. One of these parts is known as the stern. The back of a boat is commonly referred to as the stern. While this term may seem straightforward, it has a fascinating history and […]
What Are The Three Corners And Other Parts Of A Sail Called?
I recently started sailing, and one of the things they teach you at sailing school is about the different parts of a sail. Sailing is an enjoyable and thrilling activity that requires knowledge of many parts of a sail. A sail on a sailboat comprises several parts, including the three corners, the luff, leech, foot, […]
The Importance Of The Points Of Sail Explained
Sailing is a sport requiring you to know and understand the wind and sail to sail a sailboat properly. One of the things that every sailor should understand is the point of the sail. Points of sail are essential for any sailor to learn as they help you understand what direction the wind is […]
Lost Treasures Of The Sea: Discovering The Value Of Old Nautical Charts
For centuries, sailors and navigators have relied on nautical charts to guide them safely through the world’s oceans and waterways. These maps not only chart the sea’s depths but also reveal important information about currents, tides, and other hazards that can threaten a ship’s voyage. While modern navigation technology has largely replaced the need for […]
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