• Destination: Klemtu (Swindle Island)

    Our travels over the past few weeks have taken us north from Shearwater on Denny Island to Bishop Bay Hot Springs on the North Coast, stopping off in Klemtu and Butedale along the way. Klemtu, a Kitasoo village of approximately 300 residents, is located along ...

UK Sailmaker relocates office to Bellingham

Bellingham area sailors have a new option to improve the cut of their jibs (and any other sail for that matter). This just came over the news wire from the Port of Bellingham: Boat owners in Bellingham will soon have a new option for sail manufacture and service. UK Sailmakers Northwest will relocate their Anacortes […]

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Time to spare?

There used to be a saying amongst recreational pilots: “Time to spare?  Go by air.”  Maybe that’s still a saying?  Flying was a previous decade (I will do a post soon about “decades”).Our saying these days: if you have spare time on your hands, buy an RV or a boat – there is always something […]

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The Highliner of the Codfish Schooner FANNY DUTARD Red Oscar The clock on the wall of the newsroom of Seattle’s morning newspaper was ticking away the last minutes of a warm night in July. The early-shift reporters had been given “thirty” and were checking out at the platform-raised desk of the city editor. I had […]

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Not today…

Isn’t that the meaning of mañana?My work week was a day longer than it has been most of the summer.  A late trip last night.  I was tired.  I was sleeping soundly when a charley-horse in my calf woke me in the middle of the night… it hurt like hell.  Joan thinks I am dehydrated; […]

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Easy Living in the San Juan Islands

Well we’ve made it six months on the boat.  I’m sure our congratulatory plaque is just being finished up.  I do have to say though; the living is easy these days.  Summer on a boat in the San Juan Islands is pretty beautiful and relaxed.  Life is simple which is allowing for way more time […]

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Kwatsi Bay to Shawl Bay, Broughton Islands, B.C.

Distance traveled: 17.9 miles Travel time: 2 hrs, 11 mins Before leaving Kwatsi Bay, Cathryn commented to Max (owner of the Kwatsi Bay marina along with Anca) how much she enjoyed the bread he’d made the night before. Guess what ended up leaving Kwatsi Bay with us? Yum. It was drizzling as we pulled out, […]

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A small craft fishing at the entrance to Codville Lagoon on the Central Coast

What’s in a name?

Looking over good old Canadian Hydrographic Service Chart #3663 the other day (oh, you might argue it’s been superceded by the new metric 3676, but I like a nice classic in fathoms and feet), “Esperanza Inlet,” I was suddenly struck by the vast amount of naming that had to have been done on this isolated, […]

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We’re taking on water!

The day dawned glorious and bright, with the densely wooded hillside of Cypress Island for a backdrop, and good friends rafted to either side of Solace. But as so often happens this time of year, Rosario Strait, a mere quarter mile away, was completely socked in with fog. My friends and I had met up […]

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