Although I usually avoid sailing much during the summer, it’s starting to bother me that Row Bird has been out of the water for several weeks. Everything has a cost. If you want something in life, you have to pay for it. Continue reading “Varnishing and Life”
The editors here at Terrapin Tales generally follow the Fun Boat Manifesto: as long as it’s fun, and doesn’t harm anyone else, go for it. But we haven’t been on the water as much as we should lately, and maybe that’s what’s making us a bit cranky. Aside from being irked by large motor boat wakes, which we’ll get to in a later editorial, we’re here to state that we’re firmly against pirate flags, except on actual pirate ships. Continue reading “Editorial: Lose the Pirate Flag”
“It’s not exactly an impulse buy,” Harvey told me with a chuckle, when describing his new book, Kayaks of Alaska. I admit that it’s heavy and that maybe the average person wouldn’t buy a copy, but it’s well worth perusing and I’m not just saying that because Harvey is my friend. A big part of the appeal is visual. Continue reading “The Man and The Book”
I first met Harvey before I met him. That is, I knew his name through boat circles. I knew about his museum, because my kids had gone there on a school field trip. And curiously, I almost bought a home two houses down from Harvey’s. Continue reading “Meeting Harvey”
I’ve seen it pulled off by an assortment of culprits: sea lions in Astoria, flocks of messy Canada geese on the Willamette; even homeless boaters: they all take over docks, rendering them unusable by regular folks. But during the past few summers… Read the rest across the jump at Three Sheets NW.
Just before the winter rains set in, I decided to something strange; I did boat maintenance. Thorough maintenance. Continue reading “Un-Screwed”