• Gail Kalbrener with her annual crab Jenga bounty

    One boater’s Thanksgiving: crab Jenga and friends

    In part one of our Thanksgiving piece, we got to know a Tacoma family of boaters who are anticipating an especially memorable holiday this year. If you’re lucky enough to share the holidays with family and friends, it can be an especially magical time on ...


When it all Goes Right! Sailing Bliss

The boat was quiet as we finished our morning coffee.  Rebecca finally broke the silence. “Dylan I’m sad.  I don’t want this to end.” “I know Rebecca,” I replied.  “But it has been a really good week.  We will come back soon.  Before you know it, this will be our life.  Now we both know […]

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Fury Cove: The good, the bad and the ugly

We made our first trip to Fury Cove last season after spending a month or so cruising the Central Coast while we waited for northwesterly winds to set in along the West Coast of Vancouver Island.  We arrived late in the afternoon and had an early departure planned for the following morning, which gave us just enough […]

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A tale of two toddlers

s/v Yare (image cadged from svyare.blogspot.com) The Center for Wooden Boats has a Third-Friday Speaker each month for most of the year.  This month’s event was a particularly timely topic for me.  Tor and Jessica Bjorklund spoke on the topic of sailing the Inside Passage to Alaska… with two toddlers! Their boat, s/v Yare, will […]

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