St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner. Why not add a little festivity to the day and bake one of these simple loaves of bread in your galley? No yeast, no fuss, a little sticky maybe, but easy as … well, pie. The loaf is made with baking soda, and you’ll be amazed by [...]
In which our intrepid reporters leap into a pool fully clothed, and in their right minds.
The rock group Nazareth said it best; “love hurts”. And me, well I love sailing. Well then the math is obvious, right? Given: L = love, H = hurt and Sailing = S; L=H and S=L, therefore S=H. In plainer English Love = Hurting and Love = Sailing, Therefore Sailing = Hurting That’s right, sailing [...]
Seattle Sailing Club has an unusual proposition for you this Saturday; get into your foulies, bundle up for a cold day on the water, put on your PFD… and then jump in. You don’t have to brave the dark, cold, roiling salt water of Puget Sound (47.5F as of this writing) to take this plunge, [...]
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 [...]