A wave crashed into the boat sending a rumbling shudder as spray flew across the deck. The swell wasn’t large but it was powerful from the long fetch and the wind was building. I looked out the window of the ferry at a beautiful little Dana 24 and was envious. [...] more Post and any […]
BoatUS sent out this true/false quiz talking about popular misconceptions that go along with winterizing your boat. Are you getting it right when you pack up for the winter? You’re putting the boat away for winter. So what half-truth, wive’s tale or tall story have ...
Frost glistened on our deck and the dock outside was so slick I almost went off the other side when I stepped off to secure our lines. It was dark and still outside the Everett Yacht Club late one February evening. We had left Seattle ...
We’ve been back in the lower 48, in Seattle to be exact, for nearly a month. The weather has been reminiscent of being in San Diego. We lived in the PNW long enough to know that this is not normal and are enjoying every minute of the sunshine. I took the photo above on a […]
We left Monterey at approximately 5pm and spent the evening and overnight motoring to this wonderful bay. The water is getting warmer, we are now seeing a steady 62 degrees Farenheit at a minimum and upwards of about 65 degrees. This is warm for us. It was for the most part a calm and uneventful […]
Incredible Monterey! Wow, what an awesome week, and it seems I say this with every new location. We stay in these port towns for 5-10 days and get to experience so much but still we miss some of the items on our to do lists. Monterey is a place you should not miss. With bicycles […]
Thanks to Bertram and the Jefferson County Moorage Tenants Union for making this information public on their website. Port Administration Moorage Rate increase Proposal for 2015 The following is the rate proposal presented to the Commissioners by the Administration (see chart). They want to raise our base rate from $40.00 a month to $58.25 per […]
Day 11, Tuesday 9/9/14 My parents are trying to stick to the schedule of two nights on the hook and one at a marina. We had initially planned to head to Pirates Cove today, but Wakes Park is such a sweet spot, we decided to stay another day before heading south to Chemainus. After getting […]
The 400-foot Russian cargo vessel Simushir which had been without power and drifting dangerously close to the west coast of Haida Gwaii (as reported here on Saturday), raising the specter of a significant ecological catastrophe in the environmentally-sensitive archipelago, has been safely towed into the northern B.C. port of Prince Rupert, according to Canadian authorities. […]
In 1980 when our kids were just toddlers, I took this picture of this intriguing tree from Washington Park in Anacortes. It was the occasion of our second trip to the San Juan Islands, and our very first ever boat charter (a Newport 28). 1980 We had occasion to be at Washington Park again this […]
Hat tip to reader Kat Linton for bringing this story to our attention Once the new 520 highway bridge across Lake Washington is in place, no vessel taller than 70 feet will have access to any part of the lake south of there … unless they plan to stay forever. And anyone with a mast […]
On this week’s episode I had the opportunity to sit down with Cody and Beth Harris of Salt Lake City, Utah and talk about their newly christened cutter Rabannah. Cody designed and he and Beth built this beautiful 35′ cutter rigged plywood/cold molded sailboat over a 2 year period ending early in 2014. Cody and Beth […]