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    Life jackets work! But only if you wear one

    Last Saturday as we were putting out the fenders at the end of the sail, I heard a splash followed by a couple of expletive deleted words, a quick look around the boat indicated we were short one crew member. One of the crew had ...


2016 cruising route roundup

I am once again amalgamating all my tracks (see the 2015 version) from our cruise using Google’s My Maps feature. I still had to email all the tracks to myself from the Navionics app on my iPad and then download each KMZ file to my desktop. Next I uploaded each file to a separate folder in Google Earth and […]

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My Boat | Minikin

Whether it’s sailing the high lakes of Oregon or cruising South Puget Sound, Rob Morton’s 1992 West Wight Potter 19 Minikin is right at home. After owning many boats, Minikin is his perfect little ship; a combination of comfort and sea-kindliness. The Morton’s hail from Jefferson, Oregon and keep Minikin in Olympia for half the season and Fern Ridge […]

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Winter Cove’s famed barbecue

Reading my recent post about Winter Cove that mentioned the famous Saturna Island Canada Day lamb barbecue at Winter Cove, partner Lynne said: “How can we put out a cruising guide to the Gulf Islands and have never actually been at Winter Cove on Canada Day?” There was no good answer, so when we arrived […]

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