The Central Coast of British Columbia,from Cape Caution to McInnis Island, is home to thousands of miles of coastline that has seen little change since the glaciers retreated 15,000 years ago. Visiting is like sailing back in time. And nowhere is that more evident than Fiordland Recreational Area. Kynoch Inlet, in particular. Like its counterpart, […]
If you didn’t get your fill of crabbing over the summer, you’re in luck: most areas of Puget Sound reopened for crab fishing today. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) approved the openings after summer catch assessments showed that more crab are available for ...
The 33rd annual OysterFest is coming up in Shelton, Washington, this Saturday and Sunday, October 4 and October 5, combining two of the best parts of Northwest boating: amazing fresh seafood and a whole lot of booze. Twenty-two different breweries are bringing micro-brews to the ...
What do you want to know about downwind sails? It turns out, more than we expected! Last month’s post on the best sails for downwind cruising was an answer for a friend, but it prompted other questions in responses- here on the blog and on Totem’s Facebook page. Jamie has many years of experience as […]
During the summer friends and family usually get their chance to go for a sunset sail in the calm weather aboard Satori. There are six lifejackets on board and there has been up to seven people crowding the deck. This is when the water is almost flat and the winds are somewhere between five and […]
I’ve spent the last hour Googling how to write fart sounds. thbbbb, pffhhhtttt, zchtttt, Pthddddd. None of them can recreate the hilarity of my night with Emily. Smack dab in the middle of cooking dinner I looked over and saw Emily doing the potty dance. [...] more Post and any images courtesy of Art of […]
We started the first full week of August off right by making a trip to Mussel Inlet, the northern arm of Fiordland Recreational Area. It was another brilliant day and we made the most of it before returning to Windy Bay for the night. Buddy-boating has its advantages: It’s not often we get a picture […]
If you spend much time cruising north of the Canadian border, then you no doubt also spend a lot of time listening to that ubiquitous service offered by the Canadian Coast Guard and Environment Canada, the Continuous Marine Broadcast. The United States, at least in the Puget Sound region, has no corresponding service with quite […]
Day 5, Wednesday, 9/3/14 Has it really been five days? My typical alarm clock schedule has faded and I feel like we’re all getting into a travelling routine. However, I’m trying my darndest to be present in each moment. Yesterday it rained cats and dogs, and at night the wind blew fiercely at 17 mph […]
Fall and winter are our favorite times to spend a night or two at Bell Harbor Marina and visit the downtown Seattle waterfront. We love getting off the boat and exploring Pike Place Market and generally acting like tourists in the city where we work and live. So we were a bit worried about the […]
We had a VERY easy transit to from Crescent City to Eureka, about 9 hours of motoring. In fact, they were best conditions so far on the pacific ocean. 5 knots of wind, if that, and virtually no swell. I think it would have been good waterski water! Since the Washington/Oregon border we have […]
One of the joys of traveling for us is sampling the local beers. We have tried two very tasty beers (made by the same local brewery) with big thanks from two sources.First, we want to thank Joe and Carla for buying us a fat sack of frosty Outrigger beers. If you look closely you can […]