Observations On Sail And Oar Boat Sizes

Last month I had the good fortune to join two friends on a three day cruise, circumnavigating Harstine Island, in south Puget Sound. Normally, trips like these are all about the natural experience, the beauty, the peace, the near death … Read More

2022 Pocket Yacht Palooza & Cruise Report

A bunch of us small boaters got together for the annual Pocket Yacht Palooza in Port Townsend. And then about a third as many went on a short cruise together for a few days. I showed my modified CLC Skerry. … Read More

Sucia By Sail And Oar

Last week (May 2022) I rowed and sailed my modified CLC Skerry across the Strait of Georgia to Sucia Island in the San Juan Islands, for three days, and two nights. It was fantastic, one of those everything adventures; moments … Read More

Small Boating Friends Gather At Rat Island

I and a few other small boater friends met up on Rat Island a few days ago. Again. If it seems like I go there a lot, it’s because the place is such a pleasure to visit. It’s also a … Read More

Exploring Chimacum Creek By Dinghy

Exploring Chimacum Creek by dinghy was one of a long list of adventures I wanted to accomplish in 2022. Growing up in Port Townsend I have sailed by the mouth of the creek dozens of times, and have traipsed all … Read More

2021 Palooza Crooza – Lots Of Rowing!

The day after the Pocket Yacht Palooza boat show, I joined a small group of other boaters on the 2021 Palooza Crooza. Most of us launched at the Port Townsend Boat Haven. The first day we cruised to Mystery Bay, … Read More

Rat Island Small Boat Adventure – Oh Deer!

Boating friend Kirk and I met up at the Boat Haven Marina in Port Townsend, Washington, for an adventure out to Rat Island. It was a gorgeous sunny day, late in the winter, just as the weather was hinting at … Read More