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Poulsbo Viking Fest

After some back and forth about the weather we decided to shove off and sail to Poulsbo for the Viking Fest. Ballard does its own festival but we thought we’d up the ante by sailing from one Norwegian festival to another. We left the dock just before noon and arrived in Poulsbo at 14:05. To […]

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Harmony Amphitheater with Finn.

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Screen Time

I am living proof that a childhood filled with hours in front of a screen can still lead to being a successful adult. The last doctor visit I went to with my then 4 year-old child one of the important medical advices she bestowed to me was to limit screen time. Ideally to zero. I […]

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At the Kid’s Junior High School

Oh you sweet summer child.

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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 […]

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59º North Sailing // One Humongous Iceberg // Svalbard-Iceland Part 3

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 […]

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This image gave me pause. So simple and ties together this moment in history so well. Props to u/Awesome_as_FAIZ on Reddit.

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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.

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Sunrise at the Cathedral

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 […]

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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.