Monthly Archives: June 2014

Critters of Elliott Bay Marina

As the sun starts to climb high into the sky It’s g’morning for some critters and for others g’night.         The Canada geese arrive in a gaggle And splash around giddy, tail feathers a-waggle. They paddle the canals, their life mate always near But only visit Elliott Bay for part of the […]
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The crisp snap of new sails

For any sailor, except those with extraordinarily deep pockets, cruising means making difficult tradeoffs. We end up having to ask ourselves questions like, “New running rigging this year, or an updated chart plotter?” Preparing for our journey abroad, Jessie and I have often had to ask these questions of ourselves. A generator or a windvane? […]
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Sippin’ on seawater

Before the advent of watermakers, boats would set to sea with as much water as they could hold, tanks full to the brim and jerry jugs lining the lifelines. Rainwater was funneled into tanks for drinking or used for other tasks (e.g., laundry, bathing), a practice that continues among cruisers today. Many, but not all, […]
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Port Ludlow for Memorial Day

Chickadees and warblers call from the tops of the pines that line the shore, and seagulls caw and splash as light departs the day in the Puget Sound. It’s after 9 o’clock in the evening on Saturday, and only now are anchor lights beginning to gleam. All of the visiting boats in the bay appear […]
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