Soon after I brought in the morning paper, a big sucker hole opened in the clouds. I didn’t believe the sun would long shine through that hole, not with solid rain in the forecast. I baked a batch of scones, drank some coffee, and contemplated the day ahead. Continue reading “Witches on the Water”
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.
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”
A fellow can squeeze only so many items into a small boat for an overnight trip. Art supplies, sleeping bags, adult beverages, and warm clothes take up the bulk of my available space. But on arrival at a campsite, important gear may still be missing. Enter one of the best and most useful items to the small boater: Logs™. Continue reading “Product Review: Logs™”
When I leave the shore, it doesn’t matter whether it is settled with vacation homes, crowded with industry, or sporting a forest preserve because the water here in the Salish Sea is so cold and unforgiving that if I fall in, I wouldn’t last long. Continue reading “Wilderness on the Water”