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Just to anger the plankton
Just to anger the plankton

We got straight back to the sailing once we departed the shipyard. We wanted away from the noise of city life. Even Port Townsend, as....

Lonely, smokey sails
Lonely, smokey sails

Port Gamble turned out to be a bust. The morning after we arrived Kerri took the dinghy to shore to do a bit of fungi....

Now we are true full time sailors
Now we are true full time sailors

The big day has come and passed; the day in which Meriwether was hauled out of the water, placed on blocks, and we set about....

The second half north
The second half north

There are times in which Kerri and I spend numerous days moving only between the bed and our respective workstations. Our work week spent at....

Peace and Anchor
Peace and Anchor

There were only two days before our reservations at Boston Harbor Marina so we didn’t want to go too far. Kerri found a new anchorage....

Getting half way north
Getting half way north

There we were, not far out of Olympia, and nine days away from a scheduled haul-out in Port Townsend almost 90 nautical miles of sailing....

Stretch & Hope
Stretch & Hope

We had some minor commitments coming up the following week which included a few days in a marina again, and a family visit. But first,....

Don’t anchor behind those boaters
Don’t anchor behind those boaters

Visiting the south Puget Sound in a sail boat means the amount of sailing one will be doing is very much in question. The water....

Eagle Island and Penrose Point
Eagle Island and Penrose Point

Our short time at Eagle Island State Marine Park consisted only of two real happenings; First was our attempt to hike the trail system on....

Navigating the Tacoma Narrows
Navigating the Tacoma Narrows

We stayed in Quartermaster Harbor for only a single night. There wasn’t much left to see here as it were, and we still had two....

A great sail around Maury
A great sail around Maury

Leaving the marina felt amazing, and it was one helluva confidence booster, but our day on the water would be the cherry on top of....

Salty achievement unlocked
Salty achievement unlocked

Seven weeks ago we left the marina in Bellingham. We have not been back to one since. It feels good to be self sufficient enough....

Blake Island Marine State Park
Blake Island Marine State Park

Before the decision was made [by the Canadian border closure] to head into the South Sound this year, I had heard from other more experienced....

Hanging out with Stardust
Hanging out with Stardust

While docked at Port Townsend last August, only two months into our sailing lives, we met John and Kate on their beautiful 43 foot Hans....

Dyes Inlet
Dyes Inlet

Although the forecast showed we would have a nice breeze coming from the North East for this day’s sail,  the actual wind would be nothing....

Poulsbo
Poulsbo

It took some convincing, but Kerri did eventually agree to leave Port Gamble and continue on to new adventures in the south Sound. Liberty Bay....

Whack-a-clam in Port Gamble
Whack-a-clam in Port Gamble

With the clam season open – Kerri with license in hand thanks to our stop in Ludlow – and a huge trail system nearby I....

Look ma no motor
Look ma no motor

The morning we were ready to leave Port Hadlock, a nice northerly breeze was blowing, as forecast – for once. If it were to stay....

Blind expediency
Blind expediency

It happened regularly when we were land based nomads; that “I’ve been here before” feeling. Once we anchored in the waters just outside of Port....

Crossing the Juan deFuca Straight
Crossing the Juan deFuca Straight

Hunter Bay proved to be a peaceful place for the work week. Well sheltered, our boat barely moved all week no matter what the wind....

Matia Island to Hunter Bay
Matia Island to Hunter Bay

For our next sail, we decided to turn back to the South – not that we could go any further North from where we spent....

Sucia and Matias
Sucia and Matias

We did not follow through with our plans to cross the San Juan de Fuca Strait. Instead, we chose to turn tail and run North....

Cuttin the lines
Cuttin the lines

After another two weeks at the marina, finishing off even more projects while we wait out the COVID-19 closures and a few final packages with....

A week at Chuckanut
A week at Chuckanut

Content with some peace and quite (factoring out the nearby train tracks) we anchored in Chuckanut Bay for nine days – two weekends and a....

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