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

Navigation

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

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

Poulsbo and Beyond

After trying to decide where to spend Memorial Day weekend with the hoards of people out on their boats for the first time since last summer, we settled on Poulsbo. We really wanted to get further north but there was a bit of a blow forecasted for the weekend so we opted for this little protected … More Poulsbo and Beyond

Harmony

I love the way she moves. She sits lightly in the water, always in motion, dancing in harmony with the energy around her. She never struggles she never pushes back. She simply moves. I am talking about our 32 foot Fuji Ketch of course. Our home. We just spent a few days on her, and … More Harmony

A Broad Reach

We left Dockton Park on Maury Island, and headed home to Tyee marina yesterday to get our mail and attend to a few chores not easily done while on the water. The wind out of the north had piped up early in the morning and by 1100 it was blowing up a few whitecaps. We tossed … More A Broad Reach

Cruisin’

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’