What a great day today. We fueled up in Neah Bay and then motored out past Cape Flattery in the fog and down the coast to La Push. The fog lifted just as we approached Cape Flattery, the very tip of WA state. We experienced fog and choppy seas but overall great conditions for the […]
Two years ago, The Sailing Foundation began offering youth racing clinics aimed at helping promising young Northwest sailors build the skills needed to compete in regattas at the regional or national level. The two-day clinics, open to sailors aged 12 to 18, fit with the ...
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 ...
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. […]
… it is easy.Â This was one of those times.I had fueled the boat late yesterday, so all I had to do today was the normal prep.Â The day started off even foggier than yesterday, but it burned off around 11:00.Â I turned on the radio when I started my prep: the whales were at […]
(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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
What a long day today of motoring from east to west through the Strait of Juan De Fuca. We looked at the weather at 5:45am and made the decision to delay our start of the long day as the winds were higher than desired. Gale force winds were forecast for one portion. Heavy fog also […]
We got to sleep in this morning. Joan doesn’t have to go in until 9:00; I don’t have to go prep a boat until noonish. When I looked out this morning, the fog was thick. The only sound was the distant blast of the ferry’s fog signal. No other boats moving around, yet.Joan made coffee […]
I had never heard of Port Townsend on that fateful day that I drove into the Boat Haven Boat Yard. The very first boat I saw was John Guzzwells Endangered Species, I was so excited I literally jumped out of a moving car and ran over to touch it. [...] more Post and any images […]