When I tell fellow sailors that I keep a log for my 18-foot sail and oar boat, they mostly look puzzled. “Why would I want to do that?” I see them wonder.
Sure, it’s an open boat, and my thwart-based nav station consists of a chart in a clear plastic case, a bright-yellow $40 direct-read ball compass, and a digital watch I got at a garage sale. But lack of serious gear doesn’t mean there’s no place for a log aboard a small boat.
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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 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”
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™”
Who’s up for a little French whipping? Continue reading “Ooh La La”
There’s a time in the late fall when it hasn’t rained for a while and the Columbia River gets low. Really low. Most boaters have called it a season, but there are still some fine days left if you watch for the right weather window. Continue reading “A Little Luck”