• The thrill of the grill: kebabs and curry couscous

    There’s still time to fire up that grill and enjoy the sunset from your cockpit. And what better way than skewering fish or meats alongside fruits of the season? Kebabs are easy to assemble. In fact, you could put out all the prepared ingredients in ...

You don’t have to sail around the world

I am the direct descendant of Indiana Jones, the real one not Harrison Ford. Nothing has been lost through the generations. I have spent my life swashbuckling with pirate’s, fighting Nazi’s and in search of the Holly Grail…The last real Woman. Its been over a ye [...] more Post and any images courtesy of Art […]

Continue Reading

Sailing to Jervis Inlet, Day 1

I had limited time to post this at a Cafe on Ganges Island. I’ll post more pictures. For now, enjoy this time lapse I took sailing from Sucia Island to Tumbo Island: Day The anticipation this morning was palpable. It was literally almost too much to take. At one point I looked at the clock […]

Continue Reading

Octopus Islands to Von Donop Inlet

Distance traveled:  22.7 miles Travel time: 3 hrs, 20 mins The first part of today’s trip, in the upper left corner, involved re-tracing our steps through the narrow mouth of Hole in the Wall, ending in the bottom right corner at Von Donop Inlet. This brought us into our first southbound stop in Desolation Sound. […]

Continue Reading

Sometimes…

… it is easy.  This was one of those times.I had fueled the boat late yesterday, so all I had to do today was the normal prep.  The day started off even foggier than yesterday, but it burned off around 11:00.  I turned on the radio when I started my prep: the whales were at […]

Continue Reading

11-year-old dies in Florida boat fire

(Thanks to Guest Dock blogger Stephanie Gardiner for passing this story along) In another grim reminder to be alert to all the various boating hazards and to stay safe afloat this holiday weekend, WPTV in Stuart, Florida is reporting that an autistic 11-year-old boy was killed in a fire at anchor aboard his family’s 45-foot […]

Continue Reading

Eight pulled from water off Bainbridge Island

Seven adults, one child, and a dog were pulled from Eagle Harbor off Bainbridge Island on Sunday by a nearby vessel and a Coast Guard response boat after their 12-foot skiff capsized on Sunday. The incident occurred slightly before 8 p.m. The Coast Guard received a Mayday call from the good Samaritan boat reporting coming […]

Continue Reading

Destination: Gardner Canal

This is our sixth season sailing the waters of British Columbia and while we’ve barely made a dent in the more than 13,900 nautical miles of coastline, we have spent time cruising the best of the best; from the Inside Passage to the West Coast of Vancouver Island. And Gardner Canal is, without a doubt, […]

Continue Reading

Xtratuff

The words cancer were the last thing I ever expected to hear, my heart sank as the emergency room vet checked over Chloe with great concern. She has really been having a tough time. It’s hard to imagine that this is the same dog that chased a squirrel 10′ straight up a tree, saved me […]

Continue Reading
A sailboat under sail

We’re number nine!

Doesn’t have much of a ring to it, does it? But according to online real estate agency Redfin, that’s where we stack up on the list of the best cities for boaters in the United States. Oh, you might argue that Seattle itself is no great shakes for boaters, sure … marinas nowhere near services, […]

Continue Reading

Skol!