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Images from a beautiful and snowy Blake Island

After a delicious breakfast at Etta’s in Seattle yesterday morning, we headed across Elliott Bay to Blake Island State Marine Park. Sam and Kevin and I met up with several other brave winter boaters, and after a super fun potluck dinner last night, we woke up to a gorgeous snowy landscape. It was early, and […]

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New Year’s Day at Princess Louisa

We left Wallace Island by 8am on Saturday (New Year’s Eve) and headed north. We arrived at Dodd Narrows and had just over 4kts of current against us, which was no big deal. The Strait of Georgia was 15-20kts and mostly a nice ride until the last third or so when the wind picked up […]

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Power made easy: Airship’s electrical upgrades

Before our 5-month trip up the Inside Passage to Alaska aboard Airship, we did some major upgrades to Airship’s electrical power system. Now, after five solid months on the boat – mostly away from marinas, here is a summary of how the system performed, what we learned, and what our “ideal” power system might look […]

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Gear Review: Yeti Love

When we were traveling in the Airstream we had a nice stainless steel Coleman cooler that did a great job for us keeping things cold and looking shiny. But the marine environment doesn’t care about shiny. The hardware started to rust a little, and we decided we needed something tougher that could stand up to […]

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Discovering Cabbage & Tumbo Islands

The original route that I’d plotted down to Cabbage & Tumbo Islands took us on the outside of Gabriola Island, Galiano Island, Mayne Island, etc…to Cabbage & Tumbo which are on the outside of Saturna Island. We did this because we wanted to avoid going through Dodd Narrows with over 6 knots against us (and because […]

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More Melanie Cove shenanigans

We took the Inspire 1 up this afternoon for some aerial photos. My camera controller was glitching out a little bit, but I managed to take a few nice overhead shots that should give you a good sense of this place: After doing some more work, we decided to go hike some of the trails […]

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