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 →

A Good Choice

I was planning to go to the San Juan Islands with my son this week. He changed his plans at the last minute and decided not to go. That was a bummer. The marine forecast was ideal, Cathleen had a busy home schedule, and the crabbing season was opening in a few days. As Jack... 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 →

Exploring Hood Canal

Hood Canal is a body of water that forms part of Puget Sound and the Salish Sea. It is about 50 miles long and a couple of miles wide in places. It separates the Kitsap Peninsula and the Olympic Peninsula. During the very short shrimping season, Hood Canal is swarming with small fishing boats. The... Continue Reading →

Victoria, Tod Inlet, and more

We have wanted to go to Victoria, BC for awhile. In fact, we tried to go two years ago as part of the Desolation Sound trip but the weather kept us away with constant high wind warnings. Maybe it's the geography there, located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island and sitting on the northern... Continue Reading →

Birthdays in Port Ludlow

Our friends Samantha (Sam) and David have birthdays about a week apart. Sam's was last week and David's is this weekend so we invited them to go on a boat trip to celebrate! We left Saturday afternoon and three and a half hours later were docked at Port Ludlow. Port Ludlow is 27 miles north... Continue Reading →

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