Date 2018-12-27 Departure Time 12:15 Location Shilshole Bay Crew David, Markus, Oliver and Beau Oliver and I arrived early to prep the boat. The deck and hardware had gotten a bit green so we did a bit of scrubbing. When David and Mark arrived we dropped the outboard in and warmed it up. Took two […]
I think I have just one thing on my bucket list and it’s going on a high latitude sailing expedition. 59º North and the operation behind it is the reason the internet exists. We’ve sailed almost 1,000 miles south from Svalbard and yet the temperature and the weather remains much the same. Grey, overcast skies, light […]
This image gave me pause. So simple and ties together this moment in history so well. Props to u/Awesome_as_FAIZ on Reddit.
I’d like to spend more time in these cold winter months on the boat. That means figuring out some heating. I found this post on five different heating options. Number five seemed like the best option: head South.
When I got engaged my father-in-law to be took it upon himself to introduce me his favorite pastime. He bought me a pair of boots, threw a pack on my back, then drove a group of us into the Olympics for a multi-night adventure over mountain passes and into valleys where the black bears and […]
To enhance my geek cred I helped my good friend Dan get an old Dockey Kong table up and running. I think there’s more soldering in the future.
We had our first sail of 2018 last week. I did some maintenance to the main and headsail and still had to slide the battens in before hoisting the main halyard. Winds were pretty light from the north. We were doing four knots in the water upwind and peaked just under five heading down. A […]
Scoping out overnight destinations for the boat.
This cam cleat has given up holding the main sheet.
Nirvana’s sails have seen better days. Today I pulled down the headsail so I could patch up the sailcover. I think it’s seen just a little too much UV and the threads were starting to go. I did what I could with the household Singer but couldn’t get everything finished before I broke all the […]