• Boat show planning: best done on a beach, frosty drink in hand. Maxx Honeydew photo

    ¡Viva Seattle Boat Show!

    I get pretty excited about the Seattle Boat Show. There’s something about walking around boats, touching new boating stuff and talking about boats that gets me going! Given all of the information and products presented each January, it pays to do some planning beforehand to ...


You can’t miss this incredible $25 million megayacht at the Boats Afloat Show — but you’ll need an appointment to see it

There is history is in the making at the Seattle Boats Afloat Show on Lake Union, and it is probably easy to spot what it is — the 164-foot yacht Evviva. Built by Washington State’s own Westport Shipyards, Evviva — which means Hurrah! Live Long! in Italian — is a luxurious tri-deck motor yacht that has six […]

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Why whale poo is good for the oceans

Left out of many discussions about whales and other animals is the effect they have on the health of the ecosystem and how we are all dependent on each other. Wolves in Yellowstone give healthier forests. Streams that have hatchery fish released are healthier when dead salmon are put on stream banks in the fall. […]

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Guests of the eagles on Patos Island

A light mist turned into a steady downpour while making a pit stop at Roche Harbor for water and a few extra provisions on Friday afternoon. The wind was blowing a steady 15 or more from the southeast, but you couldn’t tell from the protection of the harbor. When we got out and made a […]

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What it means to `Set the date?’

Everyone told us when we first hatched this plan that it was important to set a date for departure. People who have ‘been there, done that’, said if we didn’t set a date it would probably not happen. That was about 3 years ago, and until now we haven’t set a date, although we’ve had […]

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