Tuesday, August 16, 2005


Greetings, Friends and all!!

That Handsome Devil in the striped shirt is me (T.C. "Bhodi" Sheridan) and the Lovely & Talented "Super Sailor Babe" at my side is the love of my life (and fianceƩ) Erin Doak, and we would like to invite you on our journeys.

Although it would probably be fun to try to stuff you all into our seabags and hiking packs, we recognise the impracticality of that, and have decided to start this Blog. Through this page (and many others attached to it, we intend to allow you a window into our amazing lives through photographs and journal entries.

So.. Scroll, Enjoy, and come back often.


Left: Bhodi & Erin on the Bill of Rights

***NEW POST***

Life On Land Continues with Bhodi and Erin in Santa Cruz, CA. Check it out.....


Our other adventures (Pride, Niagara, Lady Washington, etc..) are found on separate blog sites. You can find the links on the right hand side of the page under the title "Links."


Bhodi: sheridantc@netscape.net Erin: mysticfox@hotmail.com


This is a personal Blogsite! The text and images contained within are the oppinion of T.C. "Bhodi" Sheridan and Erin Doak and are in no way representative of any commercial intity.
The text and images within this site, and those associated with it are free for PERSONAL viewing and use & free to be copied for that use, but are, (unless otherwise noted), the intellectal property of T.C. "Bhodi" Sheridan and copyrighted "(c) Bhodi 1998 - 2005". Any commercial use is strictly prohibited without the express permission of the owner.
Thank you & Enjoy.

For more Background (our stories), scroll down.

Below: "Bill" & the Morrow Bay Rock (photo by Kim Carver)

Lady Washington & the Hawaiian Chieftain in San Diego (photo by member of Californian crew)

A little bit of background...

Here's where Erin & I bore you with a little bit about where we come from, how we wound up sailing, and how we wound up together.

I'm not going to go into too much just this:

I grew up on the move. My father was in the Navy, so we seldom stayed in one place for too long. Now you may think, "Oh, That's too bad", Well... Not really. I'm sure it was a little hard to get used to, but I did & eventually got addicted to travel.

After High School, I spent an enlistment in the Air Force, and enjoyed as much of the benefits of travel that the USAF could offer me. Not long after returning to Florida from that, I left to go to school in San Francisco, and was there not nearly long enough. And.. Not too long after returning to Florida from that adventure, I started looking into finding another type of job that would pay me to travel from place to place.

In 2002, I did some Volunteering on a Tall Ship / Theater called the Amara Zee or "Caravan Stage Barge", and decided that the hook was firmly set & I was going to get a job on a Tall Ship.
In 2003, walking on my way to a Bar-Tending job, I came across the Schooner Amistad docked on the Jacksonville waterfront. After about a week of coming around and bugging their Captain endlessly to give me a job, they left Jacksonville (without me) to head back to their home in Connecticut. About a month later I was flying up to join the ship for a 4 month contract as "Purser" during their 6 month Great Lakes Tour & wound up staying on for 8 months.

After 2 months of being on land after that, I flew out to California to join the Hawaiian Chieftain for 4 months, then straight to Connecticut to sail aboard the Soundwaters for 3 months, then right back out to Cali. to sail again on the Chieftain (where I met my lovely Erin while she was working on the Lady Washington), then right on to the Bill of rights (with Erin), then after a short vacation with my love and my family I am now on the US Brig Niagara out of Erie, PA.

"Bill of Rights" : http://www.schoonerbillofrights.blogspot.com/
"Niagara": www.brigniagara.org

To view a bunch of Photos of my Summer on the Niagara, Click: http://brigniagara.blogspot.com/

Enough about me..

Now how about Erin?

Hey all, Erin here. Welcome to our site!
So... my background...
I grew up in the Tampa Bay area, in warm, humid, Florida. Despite all that crazy heat I decided I liked to play sports, so my parents spent their free time driving me from one practice to another when I was a child. It was because of this, that I believe I developed an appreciation of hard play and teamwork, and that extended into adventuring into the wilderness as much as a metropolis would allow.

Believe it or not, despite living less than 5 minutes from the Gulf of Mexico, I didn't discover sailing until I was 16, when I was introduced to the HMS Bounty by a friend. Apparently, the ship had been docked at the St. Petersburg Pier during the winter months for the last few years, and I had failed to notice it before. But I made up for lost time very quickly, volunteering after school and on weekends as much as possible. The camaraderie of the crew and the satisfying work required to sail the vessel, fit my peg perfectly. I joined them off the New England coast that summer, and I repeated the dance the following winter and summer after that.

Then, I graduated high school, and chose to pursue academics at the landlocked Appalachian State University in North Carolina. Lots of great geology, ropes courses, and whitewater kayaking later, I graduated again and spent six wonderful months learning about blacksmithing, weaving, pottery, woodworking, and dancing at the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, North Carolina. But my wandering feet soon returned me to ships. In July of 2004, I joined the crew of the Lady Washington and sailed with them for 6 months as storekeeper and bosun's mate, as she ventured thru Washington and down to California. When I was unsure of what to do next I met Bhodi, fell in love, and the pieces fell together for me to continue sailing, first on the Hawaiian Chieftain, and then the Bill of Rights. Bhodi and I road tripped back to Florida, from where he departed to the US Brig Niagara, and I beat it back to Arizona, to work as a geologist at Wupatki National Monument. Maybe some day I'll be able to combine the ocean and geology, but for now it seems to elude me.....

And as for the rest, we'll be together and we'll be sailing! Stay tuned.....

~ Erin

Friday, November 19, 2004


Hello friends and family,
Bhodi and I would like to announce our engagement. To not go into too much detail, in the early evening of November 17 Bhodi and I went out walking. He subtly steered me to a wide walkway by the beaches and pulled out a ring with a small diamond, asking me to marry him. And, of course, I would not be sharing this with you if I had not given a 'yes'. We are both very happy and wanted to share the news. The engagment will be at least a year, until we get settled and I am back in school. But as the time approaches, we will update this post as to where and when. Take care!

Erin and Bhodi

The ring