The last time Kirk was in Sausalito was in the mid-60’s and in his mind it would still be that artsy-hippy-houseboat colony from it’s hey-day. But the times they are a’ changin’. The houseboats are still here but they are now more modern, tricked out, waaaay expensive, and the artsy-bars and studios are now tourist […]
Sailing to Glacier Bay National Park on your own boat can be a bit of an officious experience: Permits are required to enter the park from the first of June through the 31st of August, and you can’t apply for one more than 60 days ...
The current running through the anchorage never let up that night off Tumbo Island. Strangely, it never even changed directions. Under the tent, any ambient light was blocked. So when the phosphorescent bacteria lit up their star-like white lights, they were clearly visible through the ...
Sailing is like a drug. After a weekend sailing trip I feel like I need to be checked into rehab – going back to work on Monday is really hard. I sort of sink into a minor funk for a day or two, almost what I imagine it’d feel like to be depressed. I daydream […]
Great news for those who didn’t get enough of summer crabbing season! The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has announced that the winter crab season will open October 1st, and will remain open seven days a week until December 31st. If you’re crabbing with us, the Cama Beach Boathouse will be open to […]
We hit the ground running when we got back from the long trip this summer. August was completely dominated by the clearing out and big sale. The week after that we moved half of our furniture up to Andrew’s place in Bellingham. Meanwhile, Galapagos has not exactly languished in her slip. Mike has taken her […]
With the gorgeous, relatively benign weather that has pervaded the waters of the Pacific Northwest for the past few days and weeks, the USCG has put out a reminder to all boaters in the area that fall is here and with it will soon come the weather that is typical for the season. They are urging […]
On August 30, 2014 we casted off our dock lines at Shilshole Bay Marina in Seattle for the last time as permanent residents and pointed the bow north. Our plan was simple: live and cruise aboard in the Pacific Northwest full-time. The decision to embark on a full-time cruising lifestyle in the PNW grew from […]
Update: The deadline to submit your delicious recipe has been extended to Monday, October 5. When we recently asked renowned yacht designer Robert Perry why he always includes excellent, functional galleys in his vessels, he said simply, “Because one of the best parts of cruising is eating.” We couldn’t agree more. Eating on the water, especially […]
On Monday, August 24, there were more tears on the docks of Port Townsend than the bay could possibly hold due to the passing of our beloved Ted Pike. Following a sudden illness, Edwin “Ted” Bertram Pike III passed on to other seas at the age of 65 (born January 25, 1950) surrounded by family […]
This is the third summer I have owned Dulcinea. Every summer I have taken some sort of trip, each year doing it a little bigger, and this year I planned the longest trip I have ever taken … almost three weeks! Now, I am aware of the cruisers superstition of never starting a passage on a […]
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