Monthly Archives: August 2014

Anniversary of our journey to Brigadoon

BRIGADOON: A place that is idyllic, unaffected by time, or remote from reality; a place where a person finds pure happiness; a place to which one can never truly return. Three hundred sixty-five days ago, at The Captain Whidbey Inn, Neil and I shared vows, exchanged rings, and sang and danced in our very own […]
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Night sailing beneath a million stars

We were reeling from a few hectic days of preparation, as we set off from Seattle for an extended weekend, a getaway for which plans had materialized quickly and unexpectedly. Thankful for long summer days, we departed Elliott Bay Marina at 6 pm, bound for the heralded cruising grounds of the San Juan Islands. Weather […]
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Ready, set, sail: Building a sail repair kit

One of the things on our behemoth Ready, Set, Sail To-Do List was building a sail repair kit. We’re approaching many tasks with a divide-and-conquer mentality these days, and I was tasked with this particular item. Sail repair is something that Neil and I have absolutely no experience doing, so we attended a sail repair […]
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Ready, set, sail: Countdown to cruising

Today is Friday, August 1st. It is 8:29 pm and the sun is slowly ducking behind the Olympic Mountains. Miss Sassy Strings, our trusty dinghy, is happily bobbing between the dock and our hull, leaving the bow of The Red Thread open and welcoming; a perfect seat. The Grand Banks trawler in our neighbor slip […]
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