Thanks to John Juliano aboard SV Caro Babbo for this piece on going with out refrigeration while cruising. “They cheat. They have a freezer,” Jennifer said with surprise and betrayal. She was reading an article about provisioning in Three Sheets Northwest calling out the high points and places where I, as cook and provisioner, had fallen […]
This is an even year, which means many transpac crossings in small boats from the US West Coast to Hawaii, sailing and rowing. We have the Victoria to Maui yacht race and the Pacific Cup yacht race and the Great Pacific Rowing Race. One issue on this summertime route is the chance of encountering a tropical storm or hurricane, together […]
We came across this video of glaciers calving and thought it would be perfect for all the Alaska-bound cruisers looking for glimpses of these icy giants. Stay back, stay safe!
Text with this photo states, “Father Bernard R. Hubbard, S.J., famous ‘Glacier Priest,’ led an exploration party through the wild and remote regions of the Alaska Peninsula last summer, checking geological changes in the volcanic region and discovering a new harbor in the crater of Bogoslov, a marine volcano known as “the Disappearing Island of […]
Boaters on Seattle’s Lake Union will soon recognize a set of buoys marking a long awaited seaplane advisory lane. The five radio-controlled north-south marks in the center of the lake will be in place from Memorial Day to Labor Day, and the city is trying to spread the word to those who frequent the waterway. Some […]
The venerable tug ARTHUR FOSS has a long and storied history, encompassing deep sea towing, The Alaska Gold Rush, charter service with the US Navy in World War II, movie stardom, West Coast and Puget Sound towing, service with the Foss Launch and Tug Company (now, Foss Maritime Company), and participation in at least 17 […]
Heading up Johnstone Strait is one of the hardest sailing challenges we anticipated for our cruise, and this year we planned for it to take as long as 5 days. Many boats motor it in 1-2 days, but we wanted to sail, and had a detailed strategy for different wind and current conditions. We ended […]