I admit it, I’m fascinated by the South Salish Sea. It’s not just that it’s closer than any other salt water site to my home. There’s something about its intimacy, its understated beauty, and its less developed shoreline that draws me back year after year. Continue reading “South Again”
Bill is one of those friends always up for an adventure. After a fine dinner with him last night, I was reminded of a story from a few months ago… It’s 27 degrees outside, and although I yearn to go sailing, it doesn’t seem like the wisest idea. But maybe I should reconsider. After all, on at least one of the occasions Bill and I rounded Cape Horn together, the waterfalls were frozen; so it must have been pretty cold then, too. That day, like many others, we were driven by unknowable forces to leave the couch, break away from our electronics and experience the raw elements. Read the rest across the jump at Three Sheets NW.
The editors stand firm regarding pirate flags. But our feet are planted on quicksand. We don’t like pirate flags, but we’re reasonable people here at Terrapin Tales and appreciate the sentiment that several readers contacted us about. Continue reading “Flagging Interest”
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”
“I thought you loved that boat,” my wife said when I mentioned that I was thinking of selling Terrapin.
“When I looked in her log book, I realized that I haven’t rowed her since April.”
My wife looked on, still surprised.
“And, Terrapin is a great boat, but she’s not the most comfortable thing to sit in for long periods of time,” I noted. Continue reading “Tale of Terrapin”