Yes, we hear your pleas! Here’s to hoping this will be the first of many new Tuesday Teasers now that we are in port … Check out the current issue of Blue Water Sailing, on stands now in a store near you (unless you live in Homer, Alaska, that is). You can read our article […]
Pausing in Seward for fuel, water and fresh bananas. Then on to Homer and expect to arrive by middle September. Got word my article for Blue Water Sailing is on the stands in the August issue. I still have yet to see the paper version, so online will have to do. Take a look here. […]
Away. Away. Cast off the dock lines! Full steam ahead! The lines are coiled, put away snug for the summer. We are leaving Valdez, heading west. The salmon are running, Coho and Chinook. Mountains, bears and berries. Endless variations of trees and rocks. Deeper into South Central Alaska we dig. Deeper into the wilderness we […]
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 […]
Nisa has fallen off the dock into the 3rd most polluted river in the country, yuck.
Monday the 6th 11am: FedEx delivers Michael’s ring. We decide we ought to marry sometime during the week; 3pm: The family center (my place of work) irons out plans for the next day’s filming of its monthly public-access show. Its hosts (our friends) decide to demonstrate flower arranging for the show’s entertainment segment, donating the […]
From Susanna: So overwhelming to think that just 5 months from today I could be loading up Ellie and driving her to Florida for an adventure with no particular end. I’ve become a worrywart, driving Michael crazy thinking about the To Do List of things that have nothing to do with boats or oceans. Right […]