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We have officially arrived in Homer! The summer was amazing. We spent three weeks this spring working on Bluewater. We removed her ceiling liner and insulation to paint the underside of the cabin with a mixture of super-toxic 2-part epoxy paint and microbeads. The microbeads are super-tiny hollow glass spheres that add just enough R-value […]
You will see the Nookie Nook, as Susanna calls it, the enormous forward v-berth that is larger than a king-sized bed. It is large enough for Nisa and us to sleep in.
We have visited amazing places in the past year and a half, and seen things we could never imagine. We have met wonderful and inspiring people everywhere we go.
6:09 A.M. Tea & Coffee Water Wx: 36° Rain and Snow 6:35 A.M. Caffeine Coming to Mug Near Me Soon 6:50 A.M. Morning Computing – Google Chat with J at Penn State 7:08 A.M. Tea….ummm! 7:10 A.M. Ahhh Caffine – Headphones for NPR and Quiet for the Sleeping Susanna 7:56 A.M. Nisa’s Morning Walk/Dock Inspection, […]
Valdez lies at 61º07′ North latitude or 3,667 miles north of the equator. Our days are becoming noticeably shorter; we lose 5 minutes and 16 seconds each day. That’s 36 minutes and 52 seconds every week or 2 hours and 23 minutes each month.
Termination Dust above Seward – Photo by Michael Sharp Alaskan lore says that termination dust “the first significant dusting of snow on the higher peaks” predicts the onset of winter in six weeks. The clock is ticking. We woke a few days ago to a heavy dusting just above Seward. The next day the first […]
Ok, so that’s an exaggeration, the waterline is not sinking below the surface.
We have been trying for some time to train Nisa to use a “potty mat” (a green welcome mat) on the boat for those times when it is impossible to take her to shore to do her business. All of our attempts thus far have been a total failure. Maybe not so much failure as […]
Here we are, finally settled in Valdez. We cruised up the Inside Passage over the summer, knowing all along we had to cross the Gulf of Alaska. We wanted to do it by summer’s end. That didn’t happen, not even close. When Labor Day passed and we were still in British Columbia, Canada–not even to Alaska yet–we began doubting our ability to make it to Valdez before weather closed the door on the Gulf.