So Many Crabs!

We look forward to the crabbing season to restock the freezer and enjoy delicious crab cakes throughout the year. In the first two trips of the season, we brought home over 12 pounds of crab meat! That likely isn't enough to last the winter, so there will be more crabbing to come. This year local... Continue Reading →

Winter Cruise to Bell Harbor

The last weekend in February was the third MBYC Winter Cruise that we have attended. All of them are held at Bell Harbor Marina on the downtown Seattle waterfront. It is only a couple of miles from Elliott Bay Marina where we dock Fiddler, so the engines barely get warmed up on the short trip... Continue Reading →

Winter Cruise to Bell Harbor

It's February so it must be time for snow and the first cruise of the year. Bellevue received record snowfall this winter. The temperature spent an unusually lengthy time below freezing so the three consecutive storms just piled up the snow. Here is a picture of our cozy house after the second storm. One more... Continue Reading →

Labor Day Cruise to Port Ludlow

The final organized MBYC cruise of the season was held over the Labor Day weekend at the Port Ludlow outstation. Most of the boats tie to the dock or tie to another boat at the dock, sometimes four deep. Only the people on boats directly tied to the dock have direct access to it. Others... Continue Reading →

San Juan Islands 2018

Visiting Washington's San Juan Islands is always a welcome treat. The islands are beautifully serene with lush landscapes, calm waters, and blue skies. Well, the blue skies were a little smoky for a couple of days due to the many forest fires in British Columbia and Washington. We had hoped to see the Perseid meteor... Continue Reading →

Spring Cruise to Poulsbo

It's starting to feel like boating season again. The temperatures are increasing, the days are getting much longer, and the rain and wind are less onerous. We had especially nice weather for the four day trip with our yacht club to Poulsbo. The Poulsbo marina's largest slips are 40' and Fiddler is nearly 52' overall.... Continue Reading →

Winter Cruise to Bell Harbor

It was September when we last took Fiddler on a cruise. Shortly thereafter, the weather patterns shifted to unsettled and unpredictable, making it difficult to get away during the brief windows of good weather. Our yacht club organized the first scheduled cruise of the year to Bell Harbor on the Seattle waterfront. Not knowing what... Continue Reading →

Bacon Cruise

While we usually prefer to boat on our own at anchor, we will occasionally participate in organized cruises with our yacht club. The cruises are usually to a nearby destination marina where the guest docks are reserved for the approximately 30 participants. The theme for this event was the "Bacon Cruise". It sold out very... Continue Reading →

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