After a three-month circumnavigation of New Zealand's South Island, we're back in Wellington. We first visited here in January, after spending a few weeks in the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park. On our first visit, we arrived in unusually calm conditions for "Windy Welly" and anchored for the night off Oriental Bay, with beautiful Carter Fountain […]
As part of a multi-year, three-phase marina reconstruction project, the Port of Friday Harbor is introducing something a little unusual for local marinas: dedicated multihull moorage slips. “There is a good population of multihulls in Puget Sound and we’re hoping they’ll take the trip to ...
Laughter is good medecine, but we do rely on more than fun Shuffling down the corridor of the hospital on Langkawi last week, I realized with a start that this marked the first time since leaving the US in 2008 we’ve sought out medical help ...
Bremerton Yacht Club to Hat (Gedney) Island Distance traveled: 41.8 miles Travel time: 5 hours Yesterday in Olalla it rained cats and dogs, and the NOAA forecast for the next two days was “unsettled”, leaving us uncertain whether we could make it to Anacortes in one day to meet up with friends who are joining […]
You know you are a budget cruiser, when you lug around in the public transport a 5 gallons pail of antifouling paint. For anybody who never lifted one they are around +40kilos, making for a good exercise and some strange look. Still the saving was worth it as we can procure one of those for […]
Stop me if you’ve heard this one. The day started out innocently enough. Tawn decided she wanted to take the bus to town and get some fresh veggies. We called our buddy Josh on the radio and made plans to head out around 10am…ish. Blah, blah, blah bus ride to town. The joke around here […]
Cruising with a dog at the best of times can be difficult. Cruising with a geriatric dog can be down-right challenging. But cruising with a geriatric dog with a laundry-list of ailments truly is daunting. Even though we know Sally’s health will be even more difficult to manage once drop our lines for the season, […]
Today’s podcast episode is an interview with Pete Leenhouts of Port Ludlow, WA who is the Executive Director of the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding in Port Hadlock, WA. Pete is a retired career U.S. Navy Officer, and was the Captain of a Wooden Mine Sweeper for several years. After retiring, Pete moved to the […]
“So here’s the scoop. Have you ever had a chance to sing a shantey in a real, below street level, 1800’s environment, complete with bricked over tunnels that led to the waterfront? Well, strap on your singing shoes and grease your tonsils for the second Wednesday, June 11th, shantey sing at 6 p.m. at the […]
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More than six months ago our battery bank ticked past the five year mark. That’s a pretty good life for marine AGMs, so we’ve been thinking for a while about where and how it would be replaced. You can’t always count on easy access to boat bits in the islands of Southeast Asia, so the […]
Sugar Flanagan reports in on the PT High School Sailing Team’s season so far. We invite all our readers to join with the Port Townsend Sailing Association and many of our members to support this great program. Donations are accepted through the Northwest Maritime Center. Joshua Parent, Chloe Dawson, McKenzie Ginther, Sean Westlund and Anda […]