I had looked at last night’s computer forecast for winds today (Sunday) and was wondering if this was going to be one of those rare blown forecast days. After more than a week of foggy stable air it was hard to believe things were going to step up to 20 knots so abruptly today. Got [...]
It used to be that the cool cruisers in the anchorage were the ones who had a couple of kayaks lashed to the side decks. Then it was stand-up paddleboards. Now, you’re not cool unless you have a kayak submarine along for the trip.
Having spent quite a lot of my time around sailors lately, I’ve found myself exposed to a greater proportion of sea stories than the ordinary man-on-the-street experiences in the average year. I’m undergoing treatment and the doctors think I’ll pull through it all right, but it’s left me thinking about the sea story genre in [...]
Let’s talk about dreams. Do you dream about sailing in nasty weather and staying comfortably dry? Do your dreams include a boat that will sail well while looking beautiful, if not downright sexy? Do the words “deck salon” have special meaning to you? If so, this boat might be just the ticket to adventure for you. [...]
Most areas of Puget Sound will reopen for recreational crab fishing tomorrow, after assessments by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife found there are still plenty of the tasty crustaceans left after the summer crabbing season. Summer catch report cards are also due by midnight tomorrow, Oct. 1. Waters reopening to sport crabbing at [...]
I am writing this on the morning after my 42nd night aboard Naughty and our 105th day under way. When I look back I will know that this was the first trip with the new autopilot (which the Lovely and Gracious Mrs. St. John has named “Gertie”.) I will also know that it was a [...]
It’s looking like a pretty full weekend for boating events, even as we get toward the end of the season here in the Pacific Northwest. Boats Afloat in Seattle is in full swing, docks full of shiny new powerboats and sailboats of all sizes and prices. The show will be open in South Lake Union [...]