• Friday Harbor adds dedicated multihull moorage slips

    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 ...


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 […]

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On the way to the San Juans, tonight Hat Island

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 […]

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Spare parts and geek talks…

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 […]

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Three gringos walk into a bar…

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 […]

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HOWB 129 – Interview | Pete Leenhouts, Exec. Director of NW School of Wooden Boatbuilding, Port Hadlock, WA

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 […]

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June 11th Shantey Sing Venue… the Cellar Door!

“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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Voyaging on no budget

Its happened to the best of us, sooner or later, usually at the most inopportune moments we have a WTF …Continue reading → [...] more Post and any images courtesy of Art of Hookie.Read the full post on Art of Hookie.

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Strong Start for PT High School Sailing Team

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 […]

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