Christmas is coming. For most people, December 25 is a good enough day to celebrate gift giving in whatever form. At our house, Christmas has come early. That’s right, Mike and I already have opened our Christmas present to each other because Santa surprised us early this year. He came to our house from his […]
Dust off your traps and get your bait ready, crab fishing for Central Sound fisherman is back open. Following the rest of the Puget Sound, recreational crab fishing in Marine Area 10, which includes the Seattle/Bremerton area, reopens today at 8 a.m. and will remain open ...
Are you organizing your crew for the PTSA racing season or are you looking for a boat to crew on? Port Townsend Sailing Association‘s Crew Lists are designed to get people who want to crew in contact with skippers of boats that need crew. To ...
Each week we’ll select a listing from our “Boats For Sale” site to feature on the front page. This week’s vessel is the 1978 Hunter 33. Re-powered with a Universal Kubota 5424 diesel that has low hours and runs great. The sails are in good condition: Full batten mainsail with lazy jacks, stack pack zipper cover, 140% furling genoa, […]
Who wants to cut into the cruising kitty for gifts that won’t work when you take off? It’s just about that time of year, so Jamie and I came up with a list of fun and affordable gifts based on our everyday cruising life. Maybe some of these will fit the sailor in yours! We […]
In my, albeit limited, experience, boating/cruising in the PNW has seemed so far to come in three distinct varieties. The first, the kind the beginner most often sees and the vast majority of our experience so far, is the short cruise. Hop on your boat (or charter), tour the Gulf Islands or visit Desolation Sound […]
The holiday season is always a bit tough for me. Not because of all the food, or visits with in-laws (I actually like them!), or the dreary weather. It’s consumerism gone rampant that really gets to me. As a budding minimalist, the consumer spending habits most people are addicted to really irk the heck out […]
As it turned out, we wouldn’t be able to find our way out of the rain. Not for very long, anyway. We left Inian Cove in the morning, taking full advantage of the current (which can run over 3 knots) in North Passage and made our way back to Icy Strait and an anchorage on the northern end of Chichagof Island calledSpasski Bay. The […]
There is truly nothing like cruising in the Pacific Northwest, and we recognize that each and every day. Here is some of what we’re are thankful for this Thanksgiving: We’re thankful to be cruising as a family. (more…)
One of our favorite parts of the R2AK last summer was certainly the scintillating racing action, but the team bios might have been even better. Participants for the 2016 edition of the “race for the steak knives” — er, $10,000— are trickling into R2AK HQ and the bios are once again impressive. Here’s the latest: FULL […]
We left Portland on Thursday afternoon RIGHT at the perfect time to put us in near Seattle at rush hour. Smart! We arrived at the marina in Anacortes right around 7 p.m. and spent the rest of the night putting stuff away, organizing, and making dinner (steak frites with sauteed spinach). In the morning we […]
Each week we’ll select a listing from our “Boats For Sale” site to feature on the front page. This week’s vessel is the 2005 Glacier Bay 3490 Ocean Runner. This 3490 Ocean Runner is a rare flybridge model. In like new condition with a full refit in 2012. All new electronics, appliances, engines and more. This catamaran is designed for comfortable extended cruises and […]