Day 13, Thursday 9/11/14 After a good nights sleep, I checked in with my parents over the radio. We decided to leave my boat in Telegraph Harbor while we zipped over to Ladysmith for supplies in their boat. Ladysmith has made efforts to net their share of boater and tourist dollars by building a great […]
I don’t want to be here right now. We’re living in Totem on the hardstand, on stilts in the shipyard. There is a lot of noise, and a lot of dirt, and a lot of chaos. Chunks of Totem’s interior are torn up. We climb a ...
Jay Berglund, his friends say, was the type of sailor you could always rely on. Berglund was always willing to help with a boat delivery, was always there to drive the boat during the long stretches. He was the guy who would stay behind to ...
We wanted to post a couple more pictures from our great time there. We spent every afternoon at the beach, except one entire day we spent on the boat due to high winds. We lifted our dinghy prior to the winds and put out 250 feet of anchor chain so we felt comfortable with our […]
I took the new mainsail on a sea trial across to Port Madison. We were hoping to tie up to the tribal dock in Suquamish but we did not have enough room to be on the protected side of the dock. Winds and waves were building and what should have been a pizza and beer moment […]
Rain is falling in buckets, wind lashes at the boat, we hear the gusts coming before they hit, then WHAM! Sookie lays over, spills the wind, and settles in. We laugh and snuggle in deeper to our warm cocoon. I tell ghost stories to spook Emily ensuring that she will snuggle in tight all night, […]
In a minor victory for the Newport, Oregon residents fighting to keep the local Coast Guard helicopter facility open after a closure for budgetary reasons threatened to occur at the end of November, the Coast Guard Commandant has agreed to keep the facility operational through December 15; long enough to cover the opening of commercial […]
The holidays are just around the corner, bringing their yearly stress. It’s time to start thinking about what you want for Christmas. You know it’s time because Halloween is not yet over, yet the stores are already gearing up. I … Continue reading →
Every once in a while, you post a small story that seems to strike a chord in the boating community. Last week, we put up a short poll about marina etiquette which sparked a lot of interest — as of publication time today, we’ve had more than 600 responses from all around the world. Multi-page […]
Under way at last. We had a fast (and always tiring) trip up the coast, and we’re in Neah Bay now. We saw a whale off Long Beach, and had pretty good weather. We also got another close-up view of Tatoosh Island as we went through Hole in the Wall. There are a lot of […]
C. A. THAYER photo from the archives of the S. P. H. S.© In September 1957, the C. A. THAYER sailed from Seattle to San Francisco to assume her new role as a museum ship, at her destination. She was commanded by Seattleite Captain Adrian Raynaud with Jack Dickerhoff as First Mate. The balance of the […]
Half the joy of cruising the Inside Passage is what you see along the way and making a run down Bullock Channel, east of Yeo Island, turned out to be a really nice start to the week. For some reason, it doesn’t get a lot of credit for being anything other than the best route […]