All of Yahtzee’s fenders were deployed on the port side to protect her white hull from the dock as wind, waves and rain violently streamed in from the southeast. Every hour or so Jill or I would climb into foul weather gear and head up on deck to check the fender placement and inspect lines to make […]
Tag Archives | cruising
Porter sat on the stern seat of our dinghy counting to 10 with the rhythm of the oars going in and out of the water as we rowed back from the beach. The rays of a beautiful fall sunset lit up Mt. Rainier to the east and bathed Yahtzee in an orange glow. It was […]
On August 30, 2014 we casted off our dock lines at Shilshole Bay Marina in Seattle for the last time as permanent residents and pointed the bow north. Our plan was simple: live and cruise aboard in the Pacific Northwest full-time. The decision to embark on a full-time cruising lifestyle in the PNW grew from […]
As we neared the Burrard and Granville bridges spanning False Creek in downtown Vancouver, colorful Aquabuses buzzed by, sailboats and powerboats made their way in or out, and the Public Market on Granville Island pulsed with a flurry of food and activity. After spending weeks in the quiet, secluded anchorages of Desolation Sound and the […]
We were just a couple miles across the Canadian border when I noticed a few powerboats milling about in mid-channel. Taking a closer look with the binoculars, I could tell they were looking at something — orcas. Shortly after spotting them, I saw the small pod of whales they were watching. The unmistakable spout and tall […]
Sweeping up into the sky, a large white cloud in the distance swirled and changed as we played on the beach at Jones Island last Friday. Then, last night, with the boys tucked into bed, Jill and I sat in the cockpit watching a superb sunset while the evening’s clouds beautifully reshaped themselves as they […]
Floating boats isn’t enough: You need to sail them.