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Perfect Sail

By , on Sunday, July 8th, 2012

A happy crew enjoys the afternoon sail. Photo by Dave DisBrow

Location: Portage Bay Wind: SSE 10 G15 Temp: 51F Partly Cloudy

When a youth group from a church in Seattle showed up last Tuesday to help us with moving our household goods, they refused pay or donations; when we offered to take […]

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Spring Cleaning

By , on Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

Elsie Mae watches from the companionway…

Location: Haines harbor Wind: SSE 5-G15 knots Temp: 46 Rain showers

We spent part of the afternoon cleaning the boat in preparation for moving aboard. Surprisingly, we found little evidence of mildew or moisture, even though we tried to minimize the use of electricity for heating over […]

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The Next Adventure…

By , on Monday, May 21st, 2012

We’ve done this before. Ten years ago we sold our house in Ketchikan and moved onto our 35-foot sailboat to cruise the Alaskan and Canadian inside passage for a few years. After three years of this nomadic lifestyle, we felt the need for a home base–and we settled in Haines, Alaska.

Now, six years later, […]


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