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All is well after last week’s storms

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.  […]

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Kayaker found near Bainbridge Island dies

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 […]

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The wind is windy

Early on Tuesday morning, when the wind gusts started hitting 50 knots, we could feel a noticeable change from the mere 30 to 40 that had been the norm for the previous few hours. No longer were we just swinging on our Bruce anchor and all chain rode, but heeling sharply as though sailing close-hauled. […]

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