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Underway at last

Under way at last. We had a fast (and always tiring) trip up the coast, and we’re in Neah Bay now. We saw a whale off Long Beach, and had pretty good weather. We also got another close-up view of Tatoosh Island as we went through Hole in the Wall. There are a lot of [...]

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Coastal Cruising

Our break in Cannon Beach is over, and we have made our way south, this time with longer trips between ports, involving overnight sailing (very tiring with just the two of us trading off watches). On the positive side the ocean does provide some really awesome sights, and we have seen whales (including Orcas), phosphorescence, [...]

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Port Townsend, and time to start south

We have been leisurely cruising the San Juan Islands, and enjoying sunny weather. Aside from visiting some of our favorite spots from the past – including Spencer Spit and Sucia Island – we explored some new spots. Skull Island in Massacre Bay was a small but very cool island to walk around, and even try a [...]

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Friday Harbor and summer

After leaving Port McNeill we headed south down Johnstone Strait, with some moderately heavy wind and sailing downwind on a couple occasions! We stayed at Port Harvey, Blind Channel Resort, and April Point Marina. Blind Channel was a spot we had stopped at on the way north, which had barely started for the season. What [...]

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The perfect peach

Southern cooking is in! For some reason, it’s sprung up all over in cooking magazines and now I see it everywhere. My Southern mother-in-law taught me that a fresh peach pie was far superior to one with baked peaches, and with the arrival of peak-season peaches, I’d have to agree. Late July and early August [...]

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