Cruising with a dog at the best of times can be difficult. Cruising with a geriatric dog can be down-right challenging. But cruising with a geriatric dog with a laundry-list of ailments truly is daunting. Even though we know Sally’s health will be even more difficult to manage once drop our lines for the season, […]
Laughter is good medecine, but we do rely on more than fun Shuffling down the corridor of the hospital on Langkawi last week, I realized with a start that this marked the first time since leaving the US in 2008 we’ve sought out medical help ...
Commercial and recreational boating groups are voicing their opposition to a proposal that would ban the discharge of sewage, treated or not, throughout Puget Sound. The Washington State Department of Ecology is proposing a no-discharge zone (NDZ) that it says is needed to protect the ...
Today’s podcast episode is an interview with Pete Leenhouts of Port Ludlow, WA who is the Executive Director of the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding in Port Hadlock, WA. Pete is a retired career U.S. Navy Officer, and was the Captain of a Wooden Mine Sweeper for several years. After retiring, Pete moved to the […]
“So here’s the scoop. Have you ever had a chance to sing a shantey in a real, below street level, 1800’s environment, complete with bricked over tunnels that led to the waterfront? Well, strap on your singing shoes and grease your tonsils for the second Wednesday, June 11th, shantey sing at 6 p.m. at the […]
Its happened to the best of us, sooner or later, usually at the most inopportune moments we have a WTF …Continue reading → [...] more Post and any images courtesy of Art of Hookie.Read the full post on Art of Hookie.
More than six months ago our battery bank ticked past the five year mark. That’s a pretty good life for marine AGMs, so we’ve been thinking for a while about where and how it would be replaced. You can’t always count on easy access to boat bits in the islands of Southeast Asia, so the […]
Sugar Flanagan reports in on the PT High School Sailing Team’s season so far. We invite all our readers to join with the Port Townsend Sailing Association and many of our members to support this great program. Donations are accepted through the Northwest Maritime Center. Joshua Parent, Chloe Dawson, McKenzie Ginther, Sean Westlund and Anda […]
Last weekend found me with perfect weather and nothing better to do than circumnavigate Lopez Island. Along the way I met Alan of ArtOfHookie.org, ran aground, hit a log, lost my hat overboard, rescued a lost dog, and had a great time. Friday Winds were forecast on Friday at 12 mph from the southwest and […]
So, here we sit… high and dry. We were hauled out Friday morning, and basically frittered away the rest of that day, which wasn’t actually that much by the time Eolian was blocked up. Saturday, the work started in earnest. While I wielded the buffer, compounding and waxing the hull, Jane tackled the cabin sides […]
Shellback papers for “Pappy” Beachum (1906-1980)Captain Walter Clarence Beachumgrew up on Whidbey Is. where he learned his trade from Captain Bartlett Lovejoy,of the Black Ball LIne.Pappy was master of ferry IROQUOIS on theSeattle-Victoria route before becoming Chief Pilot for the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard for 23 years––retiring 1968.From the archives of the S. P. H. S.© “The sailor’s commendatory […]
“Hair of the Dog” is a colloquial expression in the English Language predominately used to refer to alcohol that is …Continue reading → [...] more Post and any images courtesy of Art of Hookie.Read the full post on Art of Hookie.