Month: August 2020

A Home Invasion

We returned from a walk around Blake Island today to find this guy sitting on top of our bimini. That’s the fabric cover over the cockpit. The cockpit is the open area at the stern. That’s the aft section of the boat. That’s the back. Try as I might, he could not be convinced to …

A Big Deal

As we left Port Gamble this morning for the short trip to Kingston, we found ourselves a part of the floating circus that forms whenever a submarine leaves harbor. We were hailed by the gunboat to the left of the photo and “asked” politely to keep 1000 yards away from the sub. No problem. It’s …

A Federal Offense

More on that later. But first… We pointed Impromptu south intending to sample just a bit of the Hood Canal. This rather large body of water is surprisingly boring from a boater’s perspective. How come? Because it’s a glacier-carved valley, the walls are steep and the water deep. This means there are few coves and …

Not What I Imagined

It’s August in the Pacific Northwest. In England, they’re setting heat records. In Hawaii, warm tropical breezes kiss the swaying palm trees. In Anacortes, Washington we have fog. Rather than the sunny summer cruise to Port Townsend that I was expecting, we travelled for four hours in this… With under a quarter mile of visibility, …