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 ...
The Victoria Times Colonist reports that Victoria’s new Victoria International Marina, a $22-million megayacht haven, is going to begin construction again next month, after fits and starts due to legal and fisheries delays over the past several years. We first reported on the new marina ...
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 […]
Sailing is fun. You wouldn’t think you’d have to say that, but browsing boat magazines and websites, one could get the idea that boats are about being tough, doing grueling maintenance, or traveling to exotic locales. No folks, they’re definitely … Continue reading →
August 5-15, 2014 Channels upon channels, upon straits, upon passages, upon more channels…It is easy to imagine the early explorers getting lost in British Columbia’s (BC’s) labyrinthine waterways. I frequently lose track of where we are and have to run to consult the chart. We checked into Canadian Customs in Prince Rupert, which as far […]
This 24′ Bayliner was adrift off Cypress Island sans power yesterday afternoon. Two and a half hours later she was safe in her slip at Cap Sante.
Distance traveled: 30.6 miles Travel time: 4 hrs, 21 mins As usual, we began our day with coffee and listening to Environment Canada on the VHF radio. We’re starting to think Environment Canada broadcasts the SAME forecast every single day: wind 15 knots in the morning (or sometimes a “high wind warning” instead), and rising […]
Our friend Don (from Knotty-C) came by late this afternoon.Â Joan was taking a nap, so he and I found some shade and visited for a while.Â Wasn’t long before our friend Sam joined us… then invited us to tour his Nordic Tug 37.Â He took us back to where it is docked in his […]
Our naturalist Rachel sent me some photos of whales we have seen recently. I share these with her permission. Enjoy…Great job, Rachel! [...] more Post and any images courtesy of Captain Jim.Read the full post on Captain Jim