September 28, 2021

Sailing North Again

After 2 years on the river it was time to move back to the beautiful waters of the Southern Puget Sound near Olympia, WA. Even though it is only a 2 hr drive from Portland it is a 7 day sail :-). Set
September 28, 2021

Replacing the Harken Mk1 furler swivel

After the swivel on top of the furling lost it's bearings we went to Schooner Creek to see if they had a new old one laying around. Got lucky and install proved to be straightforward. Slacked the backstay,
November 14, 2018

Portland Yacht Club

The Portland Yacht Club is more than 110 years old and located on the Oregon shore across the eastern tip of Hayden Island. It has extensive recently upgraded moorage facilities. With Sage in Portland
November 13, 2018


Finishing this last post took a while. Being back ashore somehow immediately consumed all attention. Our plan was to leave Astoria West Basin early in the morning to ride the incoming flood tide to Rainier,
August 14, 2018


After leaving the Strait of Georgia through Dodd Narrows we spent a few days in the Canadian Gulf Islands and cleared US Customs in Roche Harbor at the northern end of the San Juan Islands. August is prime
August 5, 2018

Vancouver Island

A little bit tired of travelling we left Port McNeil and sailed down Johnstone Strait for 2 days and crossed Seymour Narrows back to Campbell River. After so much downwind sailing we had forgotten how
July 28, 2018

Shearwater to Port McNeil

Shearwater turned out to be way busier now than it was in early June when we came through. People were tied up to anything that floats. It was like a scene from Waterworld. The showers were just as good
July 24, 2018

Higgins Passage

After 4 days on the outside we ran out of Nutella and had to find a passage to the inside again so we could stop by the little town of Shearwater. There is only a few options to cut back inside, the most
July 20, 2018

The Outside Passage

For the return trip we are taking the 'Outside Passage' instead of going through Grenville channel, Fraser and Graham Reach again. It is more remote and exposed to the sea so we are expecting some good
July 18, 2018

Dixon Entrance #2

When we went north Dixon Entrance, one of the two crossing exposed to the ocean, was calm like a lake. But this time we got to sail. With winds from the southwest we had to beat into it most of the time.