For the religious folk out there I will say this, God works in mysterious ways. For everybody else I will …Continue reading → [...] more Post and any images courtesy of Art of Hookie.Read the full post on Art of Hookie.
You don’t have to be far from home to get pinned down by weather. A mere five miles of formerly placid, pond-like bay can become an insurmountable wall of foaming, vicious white water in the wrong wind, leaving you cooped up and frustrated nearly within ...
Northwest Seaport, the non-profit organization behind the historic tug Arthur Foss, the lightship Swiftsure, and the fishing troller Twilight, is turning 50 this year. It’s impossible to talk about the history of Northwest Seaport without talking about the history of the Wawona, the schooner the ...
It’s been a little while since our last post – not very many places with internet, and those have shared bandwidth amongst a lot of boaters, and are on satellite, so this would have taken quite some time, and been very frustrating. We’ll try to fill in quickly here: We had a great time north […]
Washington’s HeadLopez Island, pre 1930.Photographer unknown. “Lopez, what a prosperous, beautiful island it is! New England farms look no mellower, no healthier than these big Lopez Farms. I suppose yours were reclaimed from the wilderness a few hundred years ago. But ours have been reclaimed in the last seventy-odd years, most of them in the […]
Eventually, of course, you will have to leave Nanaimo. Unless you are very, very fortunate (or simply are better planners than we) you will leave it for Blubber Bay. Blubber Bay, as you might expect, was a big whaling center in the 1880s. Today, it’s a limestone mining center. Limestone seems to be big, bigger […]
After I wrote the original article on Lanyards & Key Fobs, some friends saw the spiral version and wanted to know how to make the spiral key fobs. Making a Spiral Portuguese Sennit, key fob is not too difficult and the … Continue reading →
Has it really been two weeks since I posted anything here? If it’s been that long, it must be because we were sailing! Looking back it feels as though we crammed a full month’s worth of adventure into what was … Continue reading →
Much of my time down here is spent digging around in somebody’s boat, trying to figure out why something has quit working. Now, don’t get me work, sometimes things just break, or wear out, but by far and away the biggest number of repairs I make have to do with faulty wiring. Corrosion, vibration, poorly […]
Disclaimer: This article is not to be used for navigation. The conditions along the West Coast of Vancouver Island ARE considered to be offshore and require a sound, ocean-going vessel. One of the most exciting decisions you can make on a boat is where to go, and with the 2014 cruising season fast-approaching, it’s time […]
And its only fitting that I would take her under my wing, share a hundred years of sailing experiences handed from ancient mariner to student and the traditional ways of the sea. My sailing muse was named Captain Leah, she was a crusty old salt 20 years my senior. She taught me to love and […]
A hat tip to Bitter End blogger Captain Richard Rodriguez for bringing this story to our attention. Effective August 1, 2014, the Coast Guard will be changing the Inland Navigation Rules, the “Rules of the Road” governing the conduct of vessels in order to prevent them from colliding with one another. As generations of US […]