We left Anchorage on Saturday and drove the 700 miles to Haines in three, slow-paced days. The timing was perfect for the fall foliage and we couldn’t have asked for better weather – that was until we arrived in Southeast Alaska. Since we crossed the border from Canada back into the US and into the […]
How do you get online as an active cruiser? On one hand, the prospect of cruising means freedom from the always-on, always-connected world. Liberating, right? It can be. But if you’re like me, you might get kind of twitchy. I admit: the first year was hard. It ...
When I first met Emily I was deep in a boat project, chatted for a few minutes, piled a bunch of sailing books into her arms and shoed her away. I had spent the last few years quietly waiting for the perfect mate to come ...
There was a time when I would have looked at this picture and only seen a vision of tropical paradise. It has the key elements, sandy beach, lovely water, palm trees, blue skies. I still see that, but I catch myself immediately also cataloguing the negatives, from a cruiser perspective: At low tide, that is […]
Sitting in the morning drizzle enjoying a hot cup of coffee I watched a beautiful 40′ Schooner back out in the calm of the morning. The captain and crew couldn’t have been a day under 80 yet they did it in complete silence as they disappeared into the morning fog. [...] more Post and any […]
I’ve probably mentioned it before, but we have a Sirus satellite radio on board and one of the things I like to do is listen to MSNBC. Every day. It drives David nuts, but I’m addicted. What can I say? In my defense I try to limit myself to one hour, usually while I’m cooking […]
We bought an ocean-capable boat not because we were convinced we would round the world, but because we wanted the flexibility to be able to go anywhere in the world if we wanted to. We bought a strong boat not because we were convinced we needed to test it, but because we wanted a boat […]
That Port Townsend is a world-renowned center for nautical knowledge and training is a point of long-cherished pride in the local boating community; that the Northwest Maritime Center there has served as a focal point for this knowledge in recent years is becoming increasingly clear. The Center itself has been working to establish itself firmly […]
One of the most visited posts on this Log is an abridged biography of M. Wylie ‘Capi’ Blanchet by author Edith Iglauer Daly, with permission from the publisher, Harbor Publishing. Link to postToday we are updated by Allison Hart Lengyel with a review of the audio version of Blanchet’s The Curve of Time, published by Post Hypnotic Press. This […]
Josh, Dan and I formed a team to build a Duo in two days as part of the Edensaw Boatbuilding Challenge, see HERE, held as part of the 2014 Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival. We started building at 9am Friday. By 11am we had what was obviously a boat, above, with all the panels cut […]
I have always loved the song from Mary Poppins, Just a spoon full of sugar helps the medicine go down. Now that Emily has her own boat I have the fun of teaching her to maintain it. [...] more Post and any images courtesy of Art of Hookie.Read the full post on Art of Hookie.
On this week’s episode I had the opportunity to sit down with Jake Beattie, Executive Director of the Northwest Maritime Center, to discuss the recently announced event RACE TO ALASKA (and other NWMC happenings). The event was conceived by Jake and friends while beerstorming at the 2013 Wooden Boat Festival’s Bar Harbor. This inaugural adventure race begins June […]