Let’s Have Some Fun

Pleasure boating. We subscribe to this. If the weather or sea conditions or something about Fiddler cause anxiety or preclude having a good time, we don't go. I closely watch the marine weather and keep Fiddler in ship shape. When including friends, good food, and activities in the mix, the pleasure factor in greatly enhanced.... Continue Reading →

Alaska: Halfway to Ketchikan

On May 17, Alec and I left Seattle’s Elliott Bay Marina to cruise on Fiddler for three weeks up the Inside Passage to Ketchikan, AK. Ten days later we docked at Shearwater Marina in northern British Columbia, the approximate half-way point in terms of days. We have traveled 475 miles of the 750 mile trip,... Continue Reading →

You be the Judge(s) 2015

Fall cruising after Labor Day can include spectacular weather and small crowds.  Summer is over and kids are back in school.  Getting a slip in your favorite marina or finding room in a popular anchorage is practically guaranteed.  We like boating this time of year.  Joining us for a week on the water were Mark and... Continue Reading →

Training Week 2015

Cathleen and her best friend Jenn decided to participate in the 60 mile Susan Komen walk for breast cancer this summer.  So one of our goals for this trip was to hike as much as possible.  That turned out not to be a problem.  We also visited two new places-Jones Island Marine Park and Prevost Harbor... Continue Reading →

San Juan Islands 2014

Our first cruise beyond Puget Sound was across the Strait of Juan de Fuca to the San Juan Islands.  We left Seattle and headed north to our first stop at Port Townsend, docking at Point Hudson Marina for the night.  This is a location typically used to stage a crossing across the strait, which can be... Continue Reading →

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