• Looking back after passing under the Murry Morgan Bridge

    Cruising Destinations: Boater and family friendly Tacoma is worth a visit

    The tide was high and rising as we squeaked Yahtzee’s mast under the Murray Morgan Bridge spanning the Thea Foss Waterway in downtown Tacoma. With a super moon just days away, the tide had us riding so high it seemed the Museum of Glass and ...


Cap’n…there be WHALES here!

OK… I freely admit I stole the line for the title of this post from “Star Trek, The Voyage Home.” But I thought it was appropriate for the content of this post. It was my Sister’s first day of her six day visit aboard Dulcinea, and she was excited, because we were heading across the […]

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Changing throttle and shift cables

Among all the projects aboard Oceanus, changing the shift and throttle cables was not even on my radar. I’ve been reading sailing magazines since I was a kid and I can’t remember a single article about changing them. Like most things on a boat, you only replace them if it’s a problem, right? But Henry, […]

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Row camping in the Gulf Islands 4: there and back again

The current running through the anchorage never let up that night off Tumbo Island. Strangely, it never even changed directions. Under the tent, any ambient light was blocked. So when the phosphorescent bacteria lit up their star-like white lights, they were clearly visible through the translucent hull. As the current rushed by, the stream was […]

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Wanna bet you can do better than this delicious meal? Here's your chance to prove it.

UPDATE: Deadline extended for the NW Cruisers Cook-off | Tell us your favorite boat recipe and win big

Update: The deadline to submit your delicious recipe has been extended to Monday, October 5. When we recently asked renowned yacht designer Robert Perry why he always includes excellent, functional galleys in his vessels, he said simply, “Because one of the best parts of cruising is eating.” We couldn’t agree more. Eating on the water, especially […]

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