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Wellington

After a three-month circumnavigation of New Zealand's South Island, we're back in Wellington. We first visited here in January, after spending a few weeks in the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park. On our first visit, we arrived in unusually calm conditions for "Windy Welly" and anchored for the night off Oriental Bay, with beautiful Carter Fountain [...]

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On the way to the San Juans, tonight Hat Island

Bremerton Yacht Club to Hat (Gedney) Island Distance traveled: 41.8 miles Travel time:  5 hours Yesterday in Olalla it rained cats and dogs, and the NOAA forecast for the next two days was “unsettled”, leaving us uncertain whether we could make it to Anacortes in one day to meet up with friends who are joining [...]

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Spare parts and geek talks…

You know you are a budget cruiser, when you lug around in the public transport a 5 gallons pail of antifouling paint. For anybody who never lifted one they are around +40kilos, making for a good exercise and some strange look. Still the saving was worth it as we can procure one of those for [...]

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Three gringos walk into a bar…

Stop me if you’ve heard this one. The day started out innocently enough. Tawn decided she wanted to take the bus to town and get some fresh veggies. We called our buddy Josh on the radio and made plans to head out around 10am…ish. Blah, blah, blah bus ride to town. The joke around here [...]

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HOWB 129 – Interview | Pete Leenhouts, Exec. Director of NW School of Wooden Boatbuilding, Port Hadlock, WA

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 [...]

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Healthcare while cruising

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 for anything but routine or preventative care. I’m embarrassed to [...]

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June 11th Shantey Sing Venue… the Cellar Door!

“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 [...]

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