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.
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, […]
The wind was ripping down the Strait of Juan de Fuca at 30 plus knots, like it usually does in the late afternoon. Susanna and I had Bluewater parked at the fuel dock in the small boat harbor waiting for a few fishing boats to leave the guest dock for Ketchikan, Alaska, thus making space […]
It seemed that the storm we were trying to outrun was like trying to outrun Nisa, not possible. And the storm would not just be a happy dog when it passed over us and ran out ahead into the strait.
My world was reduced to the screen of the chart plotter, switching between the radar and chart views every few minutes. The rain came first, then the wind, but it didn’t matter, we were headed toward calmer waters at our best and most comfortable speed.
The trip is just over 210 miles by the time we have gained the sea room the we need. It should take us 30 to 40 hours to move up the coast.
We left our cozy little slip in the Multnomah Channel near Scappoose, Oregon Friday morning, May 19th. There is an old sailor’s superstition that a journey should not begin on a Friday. So we proclaimed that we were not really leaving, rather moving the boat to a new location. Our destination: 70 Miles downriver to […]
The little bits of corrosion in the bilges, water tank and lockers are now coated with Corroseal and Amerlock2/400. It has been a long and somewhat toxic process.
I spent about a week on the boat in January and made some notes, gathered some ideas, most importantly I shipped back the tiller…
I was thinking how long the winter will be, how much skiing and playing I will be able to get in. Then POW! I have a boat and all of a sudden mid-April is not far away, in fact it seems like next week.