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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....

Sailing to chuckanut
Sailing to chuckanut

With another couple weeks sitting in the marina, completing even more tasks from our never ending todo list, Kerri and I were anxious to get....

Everything is closed anyway, so why not work more
Everything is closed anyway, so why not work more

Yea, we are still stuck in Bellingham due to lock-downs at both the state and international levels. We could have sailed off, but with all....

The 2020 plans
The 2020 plans

This year we have planned to make the trip North via the Inside Passage to Ketchikan or Petersburg Alaska. The route will bring us up into....

Social distancing is our jam
Social distancing is our jam

We got back to Meriwether a month ago, just as people started taking this whole virus thing seriously. Since Kerri and I already live on....

Wrapping up our pre-season projects
Wrapping up our pre-season projects

With the Canadian border closed to all non-essential traffic, the stress to leave Bellingham by our arbitrarily-set-by-us-date has been released. Although there has been no....

Not a single seagull about
Not a single seagull about

We decided to get out of the marina for a few days. Mostly to get rid of the stationary-itch that has been plaguing us the....

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