Traveling up the Columbia River between Vancouver and Portland

Coast Guard conducting waterways analysis, seeks public comment on upper Columbia River

Are you a Portland, Vancouver or Hood River area boater who frequents the Columbia River from I-5 to Hood River? If so, the Coast Guard is asking for your input on the aids to navigation in the area. Coast Guard officials are seeking public comment while conducting a waterways analysis and management system review of the upper Columbia […]

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3 days in Watmough Bay

It isn’t until we arrive at Watmough Bay that we truly feel like we are out cruising. We were a bit frazzled and exhausted from our camper van adventure followed by the week of crazy trip prep in Seattle so we took our time in Watmough to let the islands start to sink in. We […]

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Walk the plank

Going out to the end of my 5-foot bowsprit when it’s rough out feels like walking the plank. Over the years I’ve been working with Carol Hasse on the  perfect head sail. I’ve never been a fan of roller furling but because of Sookie’s narrow beam and long bowsprit I’m ready to bite the bullet.  I want […]

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A cruise to Gig Harbor

At last freed from the clutches of the boatyard, this was our first weekend cruise in a month or two. And we were lucky to have fantastic conditions! Friday evening we took off early because I knew the sunny skies with 15-20 knot north wind couldn’t be passed up. We wanted to head south, so […]

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