Monthly Archives: January 2014

Six months aboard…and loving it

It’s hard to imagine that we’re already approaching our six-month anniversary of living aboard The Red Thread! It seems like only weeks ago we were sorting through our belongings and grappling with the exciting reality that the 550 square foot studio we were sharing was soon to be traded for a floating space nearly half […]
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Boat show mania

We’ve been counting down for months, and at last it’s finally here…The SEATTLE BOAT SHOW starts today! Boat shows are a mecca for people who love the water, and the Seattle Boat Show is the largest on the west coast! Attendees range from those who are fantasizing about learning how to boat to seasoned fishermen […]
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A January jaunt: Port Townsend, WA

Our Saturday (01.18.14) morning started later than expected, which, regrettably, is just like us. Our goal to set out from the marina by 8 am was realized at 11:30 am, and we started off a bit discouraged. Our original plan had been to sail south to Quartermaster Harbor on Vashon Island, an area we haven’t […]
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What the heck is a boat card?

The first time we heard the term “boat card” was somewhere along the Sunshine Coast north of Vancouver, BC, in 2012. “Boat card”, I stammered, “What the heck is a boat card?” The fact that we were cruising novices was obvious. I’ve come to learn that sailors, particularly those with a penchant for more than […]
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Ringing in a new year

I always get excited as one year’s days grow fewer and the next year nears. Reflecting on accomplishments, recalling happy memories, and thinking about ways I have grown or changed stirs feelings of motivation in me for the coming year. While I could technically think about those things on any given day, there is something […]
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