Pandemic Summer Drags on

Sigh. 2020 blows, and not in a way sailors like. After knocking out a few boat projects, we started to get itchy to get off the dock and spend some of the waning summer in the San Juan Islands. We hadn’t been to Fishermen’s Bay on the West side of Lopez in a while, soContinue reading “Pandemic Summer Drags on”

Sheltering on the Road for a bit

We love being on the boat in the Pacific Northwest in the Summer. It’s magical. But there are other places that are magic too, and we really miss our family during this pandemic. So everyone has to weigh the risks, and decide what it reasonably safe. In late July we decided it was time toContinue reading “Sheltering on the Road for a bit”

Sheltering on the Boat in Puget Sound

As the pandemic rolled on into late spring, the urge to get off the dock started building. Educator John Shedd said it best, “A ship in harbor is safe — but that is not what ships are built for.” The week after Memorial Day some parts of the state with low virus numbers started toContinue reading “Sheltering on the Boat in Puget Sound”

St. Augustine, Brunswick, Savannah and Charleston

Yes they each deserve their own post, but there’s a theme here. After the manatee at Crystal River we moved over to be close to St. Augustine so we could begin to explore the historic cities of the Southeast coast. And first on our list was the oldest in the US, St. Augustine, founded byContinue reading “St. Augustine, Brunswick, Savannah and Charleston”