To me the joy of sailing, is that opportunity to unplug from all things electronic. To go back to using the laws of physics in the simplest sense, the time in nature, and the companionship that a shared experience creates.
One of the allures of sailing for me is that when you leave the dock, you never know what you are going to get. Sometimes you get “Summer time and the living is easy” kind of sailing, where everything works
It’s definitely been the year for wind this year. Agreed – we don’t live in a windy part of the world so our version of a tempest is another person’s gentle breeze. BUT… For the Pacific Northwest – It’s been
We set off for our club’s outstation, a small island nestled among a gaggle of islands at the south end of Gabriola, last Friday night. The wind was forecast to be 10-15 kn NW freshening to 15-25 kn that evening.
Continued from Part 1: So we’re on the boat, the weather is snotty, we have a kid who’s feeling frightened and we know we still have a long way to go. We left off in part 1 with me turning
I’ve had this post written as a draft since the fall while I’ve been wrestling with how it should be concluded. I think I could debate that for the next 10 years, so ‘deep breath’ – here goes… As I
“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” ― Albert Camus It’s hard to imagine now, that only a couple of months ago it was so hot around here that the mere thought of putting a sweater on,
Well, it feels like a Gershwin Summertime around here, the living is definitely easy, the fish actually are jumping although I haven’t got a clue about what the cotton is doing, this is the Pacific Northwest for goodness sake. With the
I’m feeling kind of listish on our last day of holiday today. It’ started off while I was cooking dinner and mindlessly pondering about what I’m most looking forwards to getting away from when we return home. The list was
We hoisted anchor this morning from Squirrel Cove without incident and continued our circumnavigation of Cortes island. With little wind we motored up Lewis Channel which started me on the superlatives. The channel is a straight channel with pretty much