• Do you want to race – to Alaska?

    “It’s like the Iditarod on a boat with a chance of drowning, being run down by a freighter, or eaten by a grizzly bear.” That’s how the Race to Alaska’s webpage describes this new event. “Like all good ideas,” joked co-organizer Jake Beattie when we ...

Wax On Wax Off

I have always loved the song from Mary Poppins, Just a spoon full of sugar helps the medicine go down. Now that Emily has her own boat I have the fun of teaching her to maintain it. [...] more Post and any images courtesy of Art of Hookie.Read the full post on Art of Hookie.

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HOWB 141 – Interview | Jake Beattie, Exec. Director of the Northwest Maritime Center on the Race To Alaska, aka R2AK

On this week’s episode I had the opportunity to sit down with Jake Beattie, Executive Director of the Northwest Maritime Center, to discuss the recently announced event RACE TO ALASKA (and other NWMC happenings). The event was conceived by Jake and friends while beerstorming at the 2013 Wooden Boat Festival’s Bar Harbor. This inaugural adventure race begins June […]

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Destination: Weewanie (Not So) Hot Springs

I like lists. I like making them. I like thinking about them. But more than anything else, I like completing them. It doesn’t really matter what’s on the list or how long it is, just that it gets done. So, after our first visit to Bishop Bay Hot Springs last year, I hit the cruising […]

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It’s her boat too

Sitting in the morning sun the smell of potatoes and onions wafts out into the cockpit. Today is a special day, we have farm fresh eggs and veggies to add into the mix. Chloe is already napping in her shady spot on the dock, another prefect day in paradise. [...] more Post and any images […]

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Rarely have I ever seen a boat as finely designed or built as the Nor’sea 27. Each and every hull pulled from a sparkling clean mold and hand built to the most exacting standards, they are a pure example of how to built an impossibly perfect ship. [...] more Post and any images courtesy of […]

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Sept 16, 2014 – Florence and Coos Bay Oregon

It’s been a few days since our last post.  We have been quite busy enjoying the Oregon coast.  What beautiful country this is!  Sand dunes, lakes, endless sandy beaches, rugged shoreline with impressive rock outcroppings, and quaint waterfront towns. We motored from Newport to Florence last Friday and had good conditions for our transit.  About […]

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