You get a little of everything in the South Salish Sea, but most of all you get solitude. There’s a lot of water down there and the people are few and far between. (Except for our crew of adventurers of course.)
My summer didn’t involve nearly as much time on the water as I’d hoped and as the equinox slid by, I was desperate to go on one more cruise. Read the rest of the story across the jump at the Woodenboat Forum.
I’m not a liveaboard. My house doesn’t float, it doesn’t overlook the water, nor does it look like any boat that I’ve ever seen, though it does have more small craft around it than any other in the neighborhood. There’s always one in the driveway. There’s usually one on the porch. And sometimes there’s one in the backyard too. Continue reading “Sailing My House”
When people say they love to walk on the beach, I take their comment literally. Walking on the beach is just walking for them. Walking on the beach is slow and immersive for me, but perhaps walking is the wrong term. Continue reading “Walk Like This”
I was recently in a coastal town that has a Freedom Festival on July 4th. The festivities included music, an airshow, a hot dog eating contest, and of course a fireworks display of made-in-China fireworks. It’s all good fun and tirelessly American. Continue reading “Freedom!”
When I was in the teacher business, I’d go to conferences and people would wear these hilarious buttons that read things like “Math is Fun.” They didn’t don T-shirts saying ice cream is a tasty treat. And they didn’t smile. Continue reading “Boating is Fun”
No sail and oar trip is complete without some long slog under oar and catching at least a few crabs. Continue reading “Catching a Crab”