When Emma was on the boat there were some things that she wanted to learn how to cook but we didn’t have the proper ingredients or a store nearby to buy those ingredients or enough time so I told her I would make some cooking videos for her. Turns out people liked them…so….by popular demand, […]
Approaching the guest dock at Ladysmith Community Marina, I could quickly tell that very little room was available for our 40-foot sailboat. And seeing that it was 8:30 a.m., I held little hope that boaters were eager to move out. But after spinning around to see ...
“You’ve got to go to Caterpillar Island,” my friend Harvey told me one day. His enthusiasm for the island, located about 10 miles down the Columbia River from Portland, was undeniable. Still, it sounded too far from my homeport to justify the effort. But over ...
The U.S. Coast Guard helped rescue six people, including four children, from a 32-foot recreational boat off Point Wilson yesterday afternoon. No one was hurt in the incident. The vessel Kloshi Bay reported a fire aboard around 4:20 p.m. Coast Guard and local fire departments responded, helping put out the blaze while transferring the four […]
I was sitting on my girlfriends couch in Friday Harbor. I had just put in the first load of laundry. I was enjoying a cup of fresh brewed coffee and her high speed internet. I’d only been away fromSolace for about twenty minutes and was just getting comfortable when my phone beeped with a voice […]
Are you prepared to cleanup an oil spill from your own boat, or to possibly assist another recreational boater who is spilling oil? If the answer is no, then at the very least you’ll want to get your hands on a free oil spill response kit. Oil spills are often thought of as originating from the large […]
Lots of entertaining information here about JW Sparrow in a blog post from September 12, 2013, when John led his first Sea Shanties Song Circle here in Port Townsend. This will be John’s 3rd visit to Port Townsend to lead our Sing Shanties Song Circle. Be sure to save the date and help us spread […]
We had heard rave reviews of the hiking trail from Kalinin Bay to Sea Lion Cove on Kruzof Island in Salisbury Sound, but had never been able to hike it. Either it was pouring rain when we were there or we arrived too late in the afternoon to chance it. So when we arrived at […]
I heard it before I saw it, looking back I saw white water crumbling over my head. The wind was up and the sea as steep and angry as I have seen in this area. The wave slapped Sookie with an explosion of white water, streaks of foam blew off the crests of the waves […]
We watched as our neighbor’s mast slipped out of view from our cabin’s skylight at precisely midnight — just like he told us it would. I turned to my husband and said, “There he goes, care to lay odds on when the helicopters will drop rescue swimmers to save him?” We had a chuckle and […]
When it comes to keeping batteries topped off at anchor, Pacific Northwest boaters have always had it tough. Solar panels work great for a few months in summer, but struggle to provide enough power during the darker, more cloudy times of the year — and are no use at all at night. Generators are wonderfully […]
Whether you ply the wondrous bays, straits and sounds of the Salish Sea and Inside Passage; the rugged coastline from Oregon to Alaska; or the waters of picturesque mountain lakes, rivers and reservoirs throughout the Pacific Northwest, you probably have unique stories to share with your fellow boaters — and we want to help you […]