We had left Nanaimo aboard Freya early that August morning. The forecast was for light wind from the south, providing a following sea for Freya steaming northwest for Baynes Sound. It was there I hoped to find a night’s anchorage at Henry Bay and take a swim in the warm quiet water off its white sand beach. Exiting Departure Bay […]
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I was at a cocktail party where a couple from Vancouver, Canada described the pluses of Canadian health care. They took special pleasure in pointing out that, “Sorry, you Yanks have to pay cash when you come north, ha ha.” I couldn’t help but agree. Now, I have nothing against Canada. I spend most of […]
When your kids are young, the house is full with the sound and movement of cats, dogs and the children chasing them. The cat that lasted the longest looked and carried herself as if born to the purple. She ruled from the highest point in the house that was warm and stable. She hated going […]
As told to me by his great grand nephew, Olaf Hagland, of Ballard: “Now, you gotta understand that life is like a wheel. Whatever we think of, most likely someone else has thought of it too. But it’s real important to make sure you’re the first one to put that idea into being, otherwise that […]
If one takes a balanced view of people, then it follows that there are very good boaters, several okay types and finally, some real stinkers. I met all of them in the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks on Sunday afternoon after Opening Day. We left the Seattle Yacht Club at 10:20 Sunday morning, traveling with another […]
Opening Day in Seattle is fun. There are the great crew races, the decked-out boats at the Seattle Yacht Club docks. The occasional ascot-wearing officer. The partiers on the log booms. And a lot of folks who line the Montlake Cut to check out the wonderful parade of boats (many, I bet, dreaming they owned a […]
Three Sheets North West Editor Marty McOmber mentioned he had purchased a new alcohol heater to keep the Three Sheets crew warm. I wish him well, especially when remembering what happened to us when we installed a new stove and attended our first Opening Day. Built in 1940, Freya was from a plan Ed Monk, […]