As Time Goes By

Another post with “Time” in the title, I know… but honestly, time goes by out here quickly and yet without any daily markers that indicate which day it is. My sister was right in saying; there are no schedules to meet and because of that it’s easy to lose track of the days. The day we came … More As Time Goes By

A Wrinkle in Time

My sister, Diana flew up from San Diego where she lives in an arid burg somewhere around the 2000′ mark. She and I grew up in Oregon near the coast and she has a deep appreciation for the PNW so I knew she would enjoy our cool weather and love the life at sea. I … More A Wrinkle in Time

So Many Things….

It seems I’m about 2 weeks and 3 posts behind. It’s amazing to look back at the last location post and realize that was 18 days ago. Since East Sound’s Rosario we have been to Jones Island, Sucia, Cypress, Fidalgo and Clark Islands, some for days and at least one for over a week! At … More So Many Things….


A powerboat captain asked us about how long it would take to get from Anacortes where we are currently to Deception Pass, the channel running between Fidalgo and Whidbey Islands. It’s one of those passes where timing is critical unless you have a big engine with lots of power. Currents run through at ripping speeds … More Navigation

Promised Coffee Cake

A while back I made a promise my next post would be about making a delicious coffee-cake. It’s been awhile since then and my next several posts haven’t mentioned a thing about coffee-cake or any other kind of cake for that matter. My kitchen comes equipped with an Omnia oven that sits atop a butane stove-top (the … More Promised Coffee Cake

Straight Travel

Sailing north to the San Juan Islands was a big deal for us. We’ve sailed them before; we took our sailing lessons here in the beginning, and we chartered a sailboat once with friends. This time we would be the crew of our own boat. Our experience good or bad and our safety for better … More Straight Travel

Kilisut Harbor

Last week we tired of being near a town where the appeal to go ashore and part with our $$ happens all too easily so we moved. Kilisut Harbor is directly across from PT and offers a lot of protection from the winds. Mystery Bay SP was at the back of this harbor with lots of … More Kilisut Harbor

Port Townsend, WA

Port Townsend is village of picturesque beauty and wind. Lots of wind. There are many charming things about it that draws us in every time we get up this way. We’ve stayed here for a week so far and it still has much to offer. From boat builders to boat sailors, sailboat races, good company, … More Port Townsend, WA