Proving that there is something for every boater, the Seattle Boat Show will once again be hosting Friday happy hours at this year’s show with their events Uncorked and Sails & Ales. With a selection of wines from around the world and some of the most delicious craft beers in Washington, the Friday evening festivities are meant […]
The luminous shapes appear unexpectedly around a bend in the river: reindeer, colossal evergreen trees, and leaping whales. What on earth? Then you notice the fleet of sail and motor craft bearing them along, the flashing, glowing LEDs reflecting off the water and lighting the ...
It’s been a while now since I posted here. I apologize to our faithful readers, as there’s been a lot going on for us. We sold our house in Walnut Creek, CA while we were on vacation in September, bought a house in Poulsbo, WA, and got all our stuff moved. It’s been an interesting […]
Get ready for another set of regulations that will impact boating. That’s because the Department of Natural Resources looks to be moving towards an Aquatic Lands Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) that will affect all boaters, boatyards and marinas who have Aquatic Lands leases with the agency. The agency has published a draft HCP ,which is […]
Eighteen months ago I cut the dock lines without a single penny to my name. I had enough charts to cover a small portion of the Salish Sea and a few months of provisions. I didn’t know where I was headed or how I would survive but it didn’t matter, I chose life. Looking back it […]
Lovely video of one of my favorite places in the world… Read the full post on Navagear.
At an average of 6.38 knots, we moved to say the least yesterday and last night. Nonetheless, life is still very enjoyable onboard Letitgo and truly the catamarans are made for downwind. The stable platform makes it truly livable, cooking, showering or just going to the washroom is not an ordeal, just business as usual. […]
Big boat projects can be tricky to complete. You have to be committed to getting the job done, but not at the expense of family and time on the water. Winter is a great time to get things done up here in the Pacific Northwest. I learned from past failures… Read the full post on […]
Ponnusamy, or Sam as we call him, prepared chicken curry at his home in Penang, Malaysia for us to share on Totem recently. He called it “a simple curry” although was anything but simple, with so many different spices that even chili-fueled fire didn’t overwhelm the complex flavors. Other than love of good chicken vindaloo […]
By the time the forecast windstorm arrived, its strength had been downgraded a tiny bit. But it was still very strong when it arrived Thursday night (aside: why do these things always happen at night?). For an assortment of reasons too complicated to detail here, we spent the night at our cabin on Camano Island. […]
Update Dec. 15 8:15 a.m.: Mark Gianneschi, the 52-year-0ld Brownsville kayaker who went missing on Sunday, was found unresponsive and has died, according to the Seattle Times. A Coast Guard helicopter found the man in the water at about 11:15 p.m. Sunday, his kayak nearby. He had been reported overdue on Sunday evening by his […]