As it turned out, we wouldn’t be able to find our way out of the rain. Not for very long, anyway. We left Inian Cove in the morning, taking full advantage of the current (which can run over 3 knots) in North Passage and made our way back to Icy Strait and an anchorage on the northern end of Chichagof Island calledSpasski Bay. The […]
In my, albeit limited, experience, boating/cruising in the PNW has seemed so far to come in three distinct varieties. The first, the kind the beginner most often sees and the vast majority of our experience so far, is the short cruise. Hop on your boat ...
The holiday season is always a bit tough for me. Not because of all the food, or visits with in-laws (I actually like them!), or the dreary weather. It’s consumerism gone rampant that really gets to me. As a budding minimalist, the consumer spending habits ...
There is truly nothing like cruising in the Pacific Northwest, and we recognize that each and every day. Here is some of what we’re are thankful for this Thanksgiving: We’re thankful to be cruising as a family. (more…)
One of our favorite parts of the R2AK last summer was certainly the scintillating racing action, but the team bios might have been even better. Participants for the 2016 edition of the “race for the steak knives” — er, $10,000— are trickling into R2AK HQ and the bios are once again impressive. Here’s the latest: FULL […]
We left Portland on Thursday afternoon RIGHT at the perfect time to put us in near Seattle at rush hour. Smart! We arrived at the marina in Anacortes right around 7 p.m. and spent the rest of the night putting stuff away, organizing, and making dinner (steak frites with sauteed spinach). In the morning we […]
Each week we’ll select a listing from our “Boats For Sale” site to feature on the front page. This week’s vessel is the 2005 Glacier Bay 3490 Ocean Runner. This 3490 Ocean Runner is a rare flybridge model. In like new condition with a full refit in 2012. All new electronics, appliances, engines and more. This catamaran is designed for comfortable extended cruises and […]
I wish I could tell you that the upcoming movie about a whale that destroys a ship was going to be great. And maybe it will be, as long as you haven’t read the book. Like most movies based on a book, the printed version will always be superior. Why? Because when you read a […]
This spring I bought new pair of Gill Three Season Gloves having gotten so tired of cold fingers. The gloves are made of 1.5mm neoprene insulation with a high tech non-slip fabric on the palms and fingers. The entire hand is insulated with the neoprene and the cuffs are a bit longer to go under the […]
News is packaged today. We’re used to seeing the headlines, a few snippets and it’s on to the next story. And the sheer volume of news is staggering. I strive for, but often fail, for a deeper understanding of the issues. When I saw that the Puget Sound Partnership had published the 2015 “State of […]
The Lake Union Rotary Club has been a long-time partner of ours, hosting Happy Hour for Good in our Boathouse on the 3rd Thursdays of most months throughout the year. Over the coming weeks, there will be a new event to enjoy! Bring your kids or grandkids to sit on Santa’s lap for a picture taken in […]
As far as anchorages go, Ell Cove is pretty nice. Our favourite kind, in fact. Literally shaped like an ‘L’ it feels like it’s landlocked and whenever I look around, I struggle to find the entrance. Inside, the protection from Chatham Strait is excellent, though it would be a different story when the williwaws roar down the […]