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 Negotiating a narrow pass in the bay of Islands Nice beach Shagak Bay beach walk. Twin waterfall on NW corner of Adak Island, it almost looks tropical. Wild flow...


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Text . . .  identifies, makes parts reorders easier. even if those parts just aren’t made any more and their places of manufacture long ago obliterated. Some remain. Some become bar...


Day 5 LightSpeed sailing from Alaska to San Francisco

July 29, 2014 Day 5 LightSpeed sailing from Alaska to San Francisco Small Boat Harbor, Sweeper Cove, Adak Island, Aleutian Islands, Alaska Docked Position: 51 51.02 N 176 39.38 W We...



WIPpin Along.

This will be a t-shirt soon. Stay tuned.



Staycation Recap

My staycation is coming to an end today (well I still have the weekend but today is my last week day off). I didn't have quite enough time to plan a trip and after my Pacific Northwest tr...


The Ikarian Sea and Mykonos… Not!

Greetings! Yesterday the last day of July I got up early and at 8am sharp I raised my anchor and left Ikaria. Emotions were mixed as I left this intriguing place and much anticipation on ...



That Puzzling Paper Jet

The Paper Jet was a plywood kit boat right from the start, from the first thoughts of the concept that started to take form in my mind. Later we added a build-from-plans option to allow m...


Day 283, Year 9: South Wind Visits Quissett

Day 283, Year 9: South Wind Visits Quissett Date: Thursday, July 31, 2014 Weather: Mostly Sunny, High Temp 80 degrees F, Breezy Location: Quissett Harbor, Falmouth, Massachusetts First th...




Exotics 3

Again . . . in my field guide to birds, an exotic is a species neither indigenous to nor common in a region.  Transferring this definition to machines that float, I guess that makes almos...


Exotics 3

Again . . . in my field guide to birds, an exotic is a species neither indigenous to nor common in a region.  Transferring this definition to machines that float, I guess that makes almos...


Day 2 LightSpeed sailing from Alaska to San Francisco

July 29, 2014 Day 2 LightSpeed sailing from Alaska to San Francisco Andrew Bay, Adak Island, Aleutian Islands, Alaska Anchorage Position: 51 57.76N 176 38.02W When the sun breaks th...


Choreographed Pitchpole

This blog has certainly featured plenty of capsizes and other mayhem (note header photo) but I have never seen a dual choreographed pitchpole as is shown in this video of Nacra 17 catamar...



Maybe not the week to store a couple sheets of plywood on the coachroof..

This is good news, a quick shot of reality, and some not-so-good news...The really hard part about living in the "H" prone area of the Caribbean is not the actual storms but the continual...


Nautical Look for Less: Lulu's

Today I am featuring nautical picks from Lulu's. All of these items are under $55 so you can look your (nautical) best without breaking the bank!Billabong Seahorse Kisses tank, $24This is...


Hurricane Creek Wildflowers – Enterprise OR

The Hurricane Creek hiking trail inspired us with wildflower strewn meadows and snow-capped mountain peaks. Continue reading → * * * * * * * * This is a new post from Roads Less Tra...


An Intro to the Tuamotus

For the last month we’ve been on one of those places that most people haven’t heard of, never mind find on a map. The Tuamotus…the Dangerous Archipelago as they were kno...


Cranes 2

Here was the first in this series. The first three photos below–Weeks 535 to the left and Weeks 529 to the right–I took on December 3, 2013. The rest of the photos here–...


Cranes 2

Here was the first in this series. The first three photos below–Weeks 535 to the left and Weeks 529 to the right–were taken December 3, 2013. The rest of the photos here–...