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Bowen Island to Sidney

With the memory of our last crossing of the Strait of Georgia from Bowen Island seared into our brains, we pushed past our PTSD and reluctantly left the dock at Snug Cove. There was really no need for any worry with more lovely weather in the forecast, it was only the haunting memory of our [...]

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Tug Tyee

Tug TYEE, locking through, Seattle, WA.Original photo from the James A. Turner Collection,Saltwater People Historical Society©Click to enlarge. The big tug TYEE, of the Puget Sound Tug Boat Co’s fleet, entered Friday Harbor from Ladysmith after clearing for Victoria, went to Waldron Island to tow a barge of sandstone to Grays Harbor.       The [...]

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Greeting Party

Enough about exhaust systems. Let’s focus on something more fun. On our recent trip to bring Galapagos home, in the middle of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, we had a tiny miracle. The humpback whales came out to wave … Continue reading →

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Exhaust elbow blues, reprise

Raise your hand if you thought we would have some trouble with that exhaust set up on Galapagos during our recent shake down trip from Astoria, Oregon to Tacoma.  Yeah, don’t gloat. Because our hands are raised, too.  If you’ve … Continue reading →

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Crabbing our way thru the San Juans

Pulling the crab trap Retirement is great!  We have little or no schedule, and can stay or go as we please.  I don’t think we have ever spent as many days anchored in the same spot as we have this year.  After all, why not?  In the past, we have always felt the urge to [...]

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HOWB 136 – Interview | Brant Lodge – Native American Program, Field Trip Coordinator

Today’s podcast is an interview with Brant Lodge of the Center for Wooden Boats in Seattle,WA. Brant is the field trip coordinator specializing in Native American maritime culture and heritage. Brant is also learning to become a master canoe carver, and has been involved in numerous open water canoe expeditions in the Northwest. Click on [...]

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