Cruising the Salish Sea

Check out Irene’s wake! Is it our imagination or does that new feathering propeller really make a difference? We enjoyed a quick run down sound to do some cruising and debug systems. It was hard to leave our Port Townsend flight simulator training when we were making such good progress, but the sea called! In […]... Read More

2017 Spring Projects

. Varnishing occupied much our time in March and April aboard Irene. Both masts needed a few coats of varnish each. The cap rail, toe rail and grab rail were all stripped and refinished. (That thermometer is showing the inside temp. It was cold out there!) Ginger made new soft shackles for the staysail and […]... Read More
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We arrived in Sitka yesterday! 20 days after leaving Seattle we arrived at our first milestone on our way to Nome. Peter has already changed the engine oil and has removed the wet exhaust mixing elbow (in a couple of pieces) because it started showing signs of trouble with all of our motoring. The good […]... Read More

moving on

We made a brief stop in Ketchikan to clear into the country and take care of some boat jobs, made new friends here too and enjoyed a fantastic dinner with some very experienced arctic travelers Jill and Doug! (Looking forward to reading her book Rowing to Lattitude as we head North) We’re on our way […]... Read More
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The first Costco trip for provisions was a success. The water line should be showing a change now that all the food is stowed. Happily surprised by the amount of food that fit in the port settee! Ready to continue with round 2 tomorrow.... Read More