Pitt Passage We left Cutts Island around 1600 to catch the tide through Pitt Passage. It’s pretty narrow through here and at one point the depth below us was 12′. But it gave us confidence in our Skipper App and our own skills to navigate these kind of passages. The other thing we had to … More Pitt Passage, Eagle Island & Filucy Bay
We left a week ago yesterday and it seems like a lifetime. Most everything has gone smoothly. There have been a few bumps in the road but as long as the coffee and tea hold out, life is good! Penrose Point State Park We arrived at here last Wednesday and spent 5 days hiking and enjoying … More A Week and 4 Parks
We left Tyee Marina Tuesday morning, June 16th at 1045. Our first stop, one of our favorite places so far… Gig Harbor where we anchored overnight to wait until the tidal current was in our favor. Gig Harbor is such a visually pleasing place to be whether from the boat or going on shore to … More Cruisin’
We weren’t sure how it was going to come together, but we just decided it would have to work. Three teenagers and three adults, sleeping, eating… living on our 32′ boat. Our neighbors, when we owned our home in Council Bluffs, Jodi and her twin boys and a good friend of theirs came for vacation. … More Six by 32
Our friend, Kathleen calls them our tribe, and it’s an unexpected aspect of our sailing life. The relationships that are developing. I stumbled on the blog of SV Elsa in my idle time on the truck several months back. We corresponded on occasion but when we landed in Tacoma on Wings we found out how close by they were. We sail … More Becoming part of a Tribe
After a few 90 degree days we are so, SO happy for all of our covers. Shortly after we bought WINGS the cockpit cover tenting under the mizzen boom tore. It was made from fairly inexpensive fabric and old so it really came as no surprise when it fell apart our first week aboard. Before … More Covered Up!
SHERLENE We have been out of dry dock for 3 weeks and I have yet to mention anything about our haul-out. It’s been difficult to write about. Our week on blocks went smoothly enough until the last few hours of the last day. New zincs, 3 through-holes sealed up, and 3 coats of fresh paint. … More Splashdown Blues