1. I now determine whether I am going to go grocery shopping on the tide. There are a series of ramps here at the marina that move up or down depending on the tide. So if it low tide the ramps are steep and this lady is not grocery shopping. When we were moving onto […]
It seems that the everyday life of the Totem cruising kids is somewhat opaque in recent blog content (thank you reader email for pointing that out!). They’ve been pretty busy- just a little differently than the normal ways that a 9, 11 and 14 year ...
For a healthy life span and reliable performance, a marine diesel engine must breathe clean air, maintain a proper running temperature and have an unrestricted flow of clean fuel and lubricant. The air-induction, cooling, lubricating and fuel systems all require periodic maintenance. Without it, they ...
Well the weekend found those of us here in La Paz unwinding from a very busy week of playing catch up and the fundraising event. Saturday evening we were treated to dinner and a game of cards on board Pangea with Michael and Katie – they say, “Hi John!” (Continued…)
Friday: a No-Travel Day Saturday: Distance traveled: 41.5 statute miles Travel Time: 5 hours 14 minutes We planned to leave La Conner on Saturday, but the day’s forecast called for lots of rain and gale force winds in the area we intended to travel, so we […]
It happened with the suddenness of a broken shoe lace. One minute I’m happily spending my day in O.C.D.-VILLE obsessing … Continue reading →
Algae bane You haven’t noticed it all winter, but now you see it everywhere on the exterior surfaces of your boat: the advance of the mildew and algae. And dirt. And even lichen. Your forlorn hope is for a warm winter day when you can strike back with hose, and deck brush, and SoftScrub. But […]
The town of La Conner. It’s been two weeks since our last blog for one reason and one reason only: not much has happened around here. The weather continues to be miserable, although there’s been a nice break or two along the way, and it’s been a little warmer. The barometer, however, has been all […]
This post by Linda Newland was originally written for the Port Townsend Sail & Power Squadron Photo by Doug Kimura by Linda Newland The US Coast Guard founded the Puget Sound Vessel Traffic Service in 1972 and although the technology has evolved its purpose remains the same….to facilitate the safe and efficient transit of vessel […]
Bremerton to LaConner Distance traveled: 72.6 statute miles Travel Time: 9 hrs, 16 minutes In keeping with our theme of researching whether this new boat makes us happy to cruise all year instead of treating November to April as the off-season, we planned a 7-10 day trip to begin March 6. Among boaters there’s a […]
What is it about living on land that makes us fat? I’ve written before about how easy it is to get flabby when out cruising, but that was at least partly tongue-in-cheek. In reality, I tend to drop pounds when we’re on the boat, although I’m not really sure why. Conversely, I am not really […]
1. The spring rains have arrived. March can get a little rainy around here, but I have to tell you, despite the number of towels we need for all the leaks, being in our boat during a hard rain is glorious. The overwhelming sound of rain hitting the windows, the sway of the boat, the […]