Blake to Dockton

A quiet evening was had at Blake Island. I enjoyed a hot shower and watched the racoons inspect the beaches and docks. The geese were vocal. The next destination, Dockton, is at Quartermaster Harbor, Vashon Island. The location is a homecoming of sorts for Sweet Pea as her prior two owners kept her there on … More Blake to Dockton

To Blakely Harbor

Having gone shopping, taken a shower and seen my family I and Momma Kitty departed Edmonds for Blakely Harbor. The sailing was wonderful with the wind slowly lightening from 10-15kts to about 5kts and generally from the southwest-ish so there was some tacking. As usual the seas around Edmonds were choppy with the interaction of … More To Blakely Harbor

Family time

I had a good dinner of beer and oysters with my Dad the night I arrived in Edmonds. We went to Anthony’s Cafe at the Edmonds Marina so it was right ‘next door’ to where Sweet Pea was moored. The next day was full family time to celebrate both dad’s birthday and Mother’s Day. Went … More Family time

Da’ Internet don’t work

Olympia Swantown Marina’s ‘free’ WiFi is screwed. They don’t have it correctly configured and to log on even basic protections mean your computer/tablet/phone will not connect. Here are the details on their problem – Error Code: DLG_FLAGS_INVALID_CA DLG_FLAGS_SEC_CERT_DATE_INVALID DLG_FLAGS_SEC_CERT_CN_INVALID When talking to the ISP tech support (i do give a thumbs up to the marina … More Da’ Internet don’t work

Port Ludlow to Edmonds

Through the night the wind was gusty at times humming in the rigging. Halfway through the night Momma Kitty wanted under the covers. The morning was sunny. Morning coffee warmed the body and cabin where I enjoyed listening to the news, collected the weather forecast and checked the tide and current tables. Today will go a … More Port Ludlow to Edmonds

Port Ludlow

It isn’t far from Mats Mats Bay to Port Ludlow – just leave Mats Mats and hang a right. I headed out to find a moderate wind from the NE and set sail. Hada gentle sail to the Port Ludlow Marina where I did motor to the fuel dock so I could dump the porta-potti … More Port Ludlow

First days

Arrived in Port Townsend Boat Haven Marina at about noon after crossing Puget Sound on the Edmonds to Kingston ferry. The cost is a bit shocking when towing a boat, but the convenience of not having to drive through the hell that is Seattle & Tacoma traffic to cross the Tacoma Narrows Bridge and then … More First days

A new boating permit

I’ve just become aware that there is a new permit for a boat visiting Washington State waters – Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Prevention Permit for Out-of-State Boaters.  It seems in 2017 this new permit was approved – effective 2018.  The permit is to assist the help the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s efforts in preventing the spread … More A new boating permit