This is our sixth season sailing the waters of British Columbia and while we’ve barely made a dent in the more than 13,900 nautical miles of coastline, we have spent time cruising the best of the best; from the Inside Passage to the West Coast of Vancouver Island. And Gardner Canal is, without a doubt, […]
Two years ago, The Sailing Foundation began offering youth racing clinics aimed at helping promising young Northwest sailors build the skills needed to compete in regattas at the regional or national level. The two-day clinics, open to sailors aged 12 to 18, fit with the ...
Doesn’t have much of a ring to it, does it? But according to online real estate agency Redfin, that’s where we stack up on the list of the best cities for boaters in the United States. Oh, you might argue that Seattle itself is no ...
The words cancer were the last thing I ever expected to hear, my heart sank as the emergency room vet checked over Chloe with great concern. She has really been having a tough time. It’s hard to imagine that this is the same dog that chased a squirrel 10′ straight up a tree, saved me […]
What a long day today of motoring from east to west through the Strait of Juan De Fuca. We looked at the weather at 5:45am and made the decision to delay our start of the long day as the winds were higher than desired. Gale force winds were forecast for one portion. Heavy fog also […]
We got to sleep in this morning. Joan doesn’t have to go in until 9:00; I don’t have to go prep a boat until noonish. When I looked out this morning, the fog was thick. The only sound was the distant blast of the ferry’s fog signal. No other boats moving around, yet.Joan made coffee […]
I had never heard of Port Townsend on that fateful day that I drove into the Boat Haven Boat Yard. The very first boat I saw was John Guzzwells Endangered Species, I was so excited I literally jumped out of a moving car and ran over to touch it. [...] more Post and any images […]
So as I mentioned before, Matt had been working on patching a ton of places on the roof of the boat in hopes of getting a handle on the leaks that we have. He has been applying a primer, layer after layer for about two weeks now. Then sanding edges and in the next few […]
Flag etiquette rules aren’t required as a cruiser, but you should know the basics to avoid embarrassing yourself or offending others. Beyond that is up to you, but there’s a whole language to flags that is interesting to learn. As a fan of flag etiquette. I like to think I know a few things about flags, but I learned […]
I was listening to the podcast of an Australian radio station that had Emily Richmond on as guest. Emily is one of the most bad-ass women I’ve ever heard of, presently solo-sailing around the world in her engine-less sailboat. One phrase she said on the podcast caught my attention: “Looking up at the stars, thinking […]
A few weeks ago, while cruising in the San Juan Islands, we watched the International Space Station (ISS) zip across the horizon two nights in a row. That was pretty cool. It would have been even cooler if I had already seen this video about how an AIS receiver on the ISS helped to save […]
Looking back, we have kinda done things by decades: there was a decade (or two) of motorcycle touring, a decade of flying, several decades of RVing and boating.Over the past winter, we decided we were ready for a change. Wild Blue has been a constant in our lives since we picked her up at the […]