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 →

Island Hopping

It was only a week after returning from the Labor Day cruise and I felt the pull to go back out on the water. September offers some of the best boating as the summer crowds are gone, anchorages and marinas are open and accessible, the weather is nice, and the days are still reasonably long... 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 →

San Juan Islands 2016

We added two new anchorages to our island experiences, Deer Harbor and Judd Cove, both on Orcas Island. Also, a first for us, Cathleen flew home on a sea plane mid-trip for a few days due to prior obligations, then flew back and we finished the trip together. As usual, our first stop was at... 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 →

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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