2014-12 More Videos and a contest!

December 8, 2014

Below are links to two new videos – the first features some beautiful polar bears, including an incredible swimmer (3.5 mins) and the second is a tribute to Migration, our cruising buddy for the summer of 2014 (3.5 mins). These and previous videos are available on my youtube channel.

We have received the beautiful Nordhavn 2015 calendars, which feature Shear Madness as Miss January. This is your chance to win one of the calendars. All we want to do is hear from you. Leave a comment or reply to the email you receive if you are a subscriber and mention the word Calendar. You’ll be entered in a drawing to win one. Please include a little more in your reply – with our lifestyle this blog is one of our prime ways of keeping in touch with everyone, so we love to hear from you! Entries close Dec 15th.

One last thing – we have improved our location tracking – you can see our current location, or a map of our travels since 2011 under the About tab.

Polar Bears

Where You Lead

  1. #1 by sktsbkv@gmail.com on June 29, 2018 - 1:37 am

    Yet not since fancy in real life provided moms wrist was not 2small dont purchase it cause it try to be tight .. it is attractive although one thing yur 5year old make . Non the particular less the a great ok gift at offer but not the best wow gift…cant get wrong provided do not enjoy a great deal to spend on a gift and then buy it


  2. #2 by yhevwuz@gmail.com on June 29, 2018 - 1:37 am

    Bought this as being a present towards the mom and she adored that it. pleasant high quality terrific expense plus my mom liked that it. Even sent ultra quick. So if you need a present quick while such as this versus this is the one particular you need to pick!


  3. #3 by ivsbwlyyv@gmail.com on June 29, 2018 - 1:37 am

    Bought our as being a gifts for my personal mother plus she enjoyed that it. pleasant good good amount and my mom liked they. Even delivered super accelerated. When you need a gift quick while such as this compared to this is single make sure you choose!


  4. #4 by athcyqz@gmail.com on June 29, 2018 - 1:36 am

    Purchased this one being a present towards our mother as well as she loved it. pleasant quality good expense and also the mother enjoyed that. Additionally delivered super accelerated. When you require a present quick while such as this than this is 1 make sure you get!


  5. #5 by jtsiudobkja@gmail.com on June 4, 2018 - 10:42 pm

    Bought this particular being a present concerning the mother furthermore she adored they. wonderful excellent sweet rate additionally our mom loved that. In addition delivered super quickly. So if you require a gifts quick and you like this than this is 1 you ought to choose!


  6. #6 by vjvguk@gmail.com on June 4, 2018 - 10:42 pm

    Yet not like fancy when real life provided moms wrist is actually maybe not 2small dont go for that it trigger things stay tight .. it is adorable then again whatever yur 5year older make . Non your less it is a great okay present and render yet not your wow gifts…cant get wrong if dont need a great deal to blow for a gifts next attain that it


  7. #7 by buugrt@gmail.com on June 4, 2018 - 10:41 pm

    Bought our as being a present of my personal mother and she loved they. sweet grade kind expense additionally our mom loved information technology. In addition sent very fast. So if you require a gift quick and you such as this compared to this is the definitely one you really need to get!


  8. #8 by apqvmel@gmail.com on April 23, 2018 - 4:02 am

    it comes down within a awesome container appearances great but it is somewhat limited really for our parents wrist but it styles very good simply wish that ended up being extended


  9. #9 by gkmgcsumff@gmail.com on April 15, 2018 - 9:47 pm

    It headset had been while beautiful just as in visualize. This came quickly. I’d recommend choosing a towel through every single layer as you hit that over w / letter vapor iron. It doesn’t steam over using merely a steamer. Ones iron ended up being needed. It can be fine, so if you never trust yourself because of the towel additionally vapor iron, therefore bring it up to a expert. Pretty seem.


  10. #10 by gcvdegjucgu@gmail.com on April 10, 2018 - 10:16 am

    I have this particular headphonesfor the our mother to moms day, additionally she completely enjoyed information technology! It really is actually cute headphonesand the saying regarding the card that will come into the package is very sentimental!! And quality of the beads is actually great!


  11. #11 by dhqtxxrdg@gmail.com on April 10, 2018 - 10:15 am

    I got it headphonesof the mother for the mothers day, as well as she definitely loved this! The really adorable headphonesand stating in the card your will come inside container is very sentimental!! And the good of the beads is ideal!


  12. #12 by gkbjteng@gmail.com on October 25, 2017 - 1:31 am

    I paid for our trying to find a ideal present for the mother. On headphone arrived in a perfect purple tied box. This was the greatest lookin gifts less than on christmas tree!! The particular headphone and looked perfect, though my personal mother was larger boned and headphone are a little tight, then again their a great present! I prefer it.


  13. #13 by eskdoyugl@gmail.com on October 25, 2017 - 1:30 am

    I ordered the looking for a awesome present concerning my personal mother. That the headphone emerged in a stunning purple tied container. This is the best searching present below ones xmas tree!! Their headphone and seemed gorgeous, then again my mama is actually big boned as well as the headphone is some tight, then again the a good gift! I prefer it.


  14. #14 by covmob@gmail.com on October 12, 2016 - 11:47 pm

    This particular headset was just as spectacular because within the photo. That it arrived quickly. I would advise using a towel more than each and every level as you press that over w / one steam iron. It doesn’t vapor over along with only a steamer. The actual iron is needed. It is very sensitive, so if you never trust personally using the towel to vapor iron, therefore consume things up to a pro. Pretty audio.


  15. #15 by rlpgijddyjf@gmail.com on November 24, 2015 - 10:00 am

    Because an agency is performance driven and striving to keep the business as a client, they will generally produce better work in a quicker time frame. Using this method will keep you safe from being punished by Google’s strict rules on SEO, and will also mean that what traffic you do get from your SEO work is actually useful and could lead to real sales. The world is at your feet as far as selecting a good service.
    digital marketing agency birmingham http://search-engine-uk-2015.blogspot.com


  16. #16 by Wendy Bent on February 1, 2015 - 5:45 pm

    Hi Kathy I’am watching all the places Shear Madness goes and spends hours reading what you two send doing. Keep up the good work. WE will get togather when you get back this way. Do you have Rob & Tish phone # I lost there e’mail and phone# we had a computer breakdown now I have a backup to late. Say hello to Bradley for me. Ps keep the wind in your back and a smile on your face until we meet again. George & Wendy Date: Mon, 8 Dec 2014 13:22:05 +0000 To: wendy.n.bent@hotmail.com


  17. #17 by Anonymous on December 15, 2014 - 5:31 pm

    Hey there, looks great. PLEASE CALL if you are in WDC over the holidays—Ann 703-801-7301.
    Ann McLean


  18. #18 by Keith May on December 11, 2014 - 12:41 pm

    Missing you at our Shenandoah University Board meetings, but greatly enjoying all your videos and blog posts!

    Keith A May, Broker
    Cottonwood Commercial
    1958 Evelyn Byrd Avenue
    Harrisonburg, VA 22801


  19. #19 by Michael Cook on December 10, 2014 - 9:21 pm

    Merry Christmas and happy new year from Rainbow Dreaming. We will be sailing aga


  20. #20 by Anonymous on December 9, 2014 - 1:35 pm

    Capt George I have gotten hours of pleasure out of your blogs I set for hours at times watching them. Great job, must be a beautiful Calendar.


  21. #21 by Anthony Smith on December 9, 2014 - 1:31 am

    Calendar competition

    Hi Kathy, Thanks for your posts. I joined as a subscriber to your blog a couple of months ago and have enjoyed the way you are sharing your experiences on Shear Madness. Thanks for taking the time to share.

    I live in Perth Western Australia and have been a long time admirer of Nordhavn which is in our retirement plans. We have made a couple of trips to the east and west coast of the USA to view Nordhavn’s as it is always great to learn more and get up close. My wife Tracy our 2 children and I currently enjoy our Riviera 42 (Australian design planning boat) and have our regular couple of weeks break coming up over Christmas. (Usually very hot weather at an island called Rottnest just off our coast) We are long time boaties with my wife a commercial skipper running her own boat training school.

    Well done with Miss January!

    All the best Anthony Smith



  22. #22 by Vicky Fuller on December 9, 2014 - 1:29 am

    Greetings from Sophie and Santa!

    Sophie would love to find a calendar filled with boats in her stocking this year!

    Sent from my iPhone



  23. #23 by ewrollins on December 8, 2014 - 6:57 pm

    Hi Ms. Kathy and Mr. Bradley,
    I loved the pictures of the polar bears. The video was so cool. Hope to see you soon!!!
    Liesel Rollins


  24. #24 by Bob Edey on December 8, 2014 - 2:44 pm

    It’s polar bear country here now, at least it feels that way and has been for the past few days but NO snow. The temperature has been up and down like a whores drawers and is going back up to 8 before the weekend, we hope.


    written by Wilf Cude is the chap I was hoping would hail Shear Madness as she sailed past his front porch, alas Arthur was on his way and everyone was too busy. Another time, perhaps.



  25. #25 by Mark on December 8, 2014 - 12:23 pm


    Thank you so much for this blog of yours. I look forward to every one. I am currently home bound in Chicago and winter in Chicago is not exactly a fun time of the year to say the least. I live vicariously through your post. #1 on my bucket would be a long distant voyage on the deck of my own boat.
    Thank you.


  26. #26 by Henry Steinhauer on December 8, 2014 - 12:23 pm

    Hi Kathy and Brad plus Crew. Wow – what a great series of clips you put together. Those ice bergs are amazing. Amazing to think how the ships moved through those seas before radar and radio to let you know what was around. The night time must have been exciting to think you could suddenly be a bit too close to one. – –

    Love the blogs and the information you share. So glad you take the time to pass on the experience.

    Henry & Karen Steinhaur


  27. #27 by Tommy Herndon on December 8, 2014 - 11:32 am

    I love the polar bears! Thanks for remembering Shenandoah. Where will you guys before Christmas! be safe!


  28. #28 by GEORGE DISHMAN on December 8, 2014 - 10:32 am

    Calendar, Calendar, Calendar! There that should do it!

    I’ve been following your travels for years, and up until Bradley’s post of what it takes to be a “Cruiser” I’ve always thought of your travels as romantic and relaxing. After reading about what you have to do to exist 24×7 on Shear Madness, I’ve changed my view of it. While I’m sure there are really awesome times (I’ve seen your pictures) I don’t know that I would particularly welcome those 2:00 AM checks that accompany being out on the ocean. At any rate, I’ll be content to live vicariously through your adventures – what a life!

    BTW, the Cowboys play the Eagles Sunday night in Philly – should be more interesting than the Thanksgiving Day game, although it may have a similar result! Sorry about those Skins – blitzed and no chance for a break-even season!

    Peace, George

    George Dishman

    Tel (direct): +1 214.341.1012 Tel (mobile) +1 214.505.9457 GDishman@swbell.net

    Among the things you can give and still keep are your words, your smile and a grateful heart. Zig Ziglar

    This communication contains information that may be privileged, confidential and/or exempt from disclosure under applicable law. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any disclosure, copying, distribution, or use of the information contained herein (including any reliance thereon) is strictly prohibited. If you received this transmission in error, please immediately contact the sender and delete this communication. Thank you.


    Liked by 1 person

  29. #29 by goforthhatteras53 on December 8, 2014 - 10:17 am

    Kathy & Brad plus crew,

    Your CALENDAR contest is a great idea. I hope this email qualifies as an entry.

    We watched your Videos on our smart TV, through the YouTube app. Your YouTube channel is now regular TV for us. What an awesome experience you are having and thanks for sharing it now worldwide!

    We’re in Charleston as before. Now living on a 1972 Hatteras 53 that we purchased in May. Having a great experience, and lots of enjoyment cruising around. Naturally on a mini many scale compared to you all.

    When will you be back down in this area?

    Best to all from Charleston,

    Fletcher & family

    Sent from my iPhone



  30. #30 by Chuck Mudd on December 8, 2014 - 10:08 am


    While I don’t comment on your posts each time, I certainly follow them and enjoy the words and video that you and Bradley so thoughtfully send to all of us. What an adventure and CY 2014 has been an exceptional one.

    Best to you for the holidays and have a happy new year wherever you are in 2015.

    Chuck Mudd


  31. #31 by Anonymous on December 8, 2014 - 8:57 am

    Thanks for sharing your adventure with us this summer. Have a great Christmas and keep the logs coming.


  32. #32 by Scott Hilbert on December 8, 2014 - 8:35 am


    I’m a liveaboard as well on a much smaller trawler but I do hope one day to have a Nordhavn and do some long distance cruising outside of the Chesapeake Bay. Incidentally my Aunt used to work for Landmark in Columbus, Ohio.

    Scott Hilbert

    Sent from my iPhone



  33. #33 by Anonymous on December 8, 2014 - 8:28 am

    What a wonderful and thrilling life! Enjoy all of the breathtaking adventures!


Send us your comment, question, or suggestion!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: