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!
For several days now we’ve been hankering to get out of the marina. Just go already! We had some engine issues (which will be related in another post) that had to be dealt with before leaving for new shores. But finally yesterday morning we slipped our mooring lines from the dock and headed to sea … More New Places & Faces
A gentle motion is almost undetectable dockside. Your sub-conscience adapts to the back and forth, up and down movements and you don’t notice it until you’re on land… Especially in the shower with your eyes closed and you swear everything is moving even though you know it should be still. Weird! These days we wake … More Rhythms of Boat Life
We arrived Wednesday evening after 25-days on a van road trip pretty tired and feeling happy to be done with tooling down roads for a bit. When we left it was a full moon and trees were just beginning to show hints of green. Now all every tree is in full foliage, flowers are popping … More Beginning Cruising Life
Our neighborhood is a beautiful place and we are never more reminded of it then a sunny day.
Baking/Cooking The galley on our boat came equipped with only an Origo alcohol stove top. Not knowing a thing about them I decided to keep an open mind which rapidly started to close upon use. The flame, instead of a nice pretty flower of flames spreading heat evenly over the bottom of the pan, was a towering … More Baking/Cooking & Hot Water