Sailing Mango

36 Cup O Noodles - Locked and Loaded!

It has been a hell of a week. Here are the highlights. We hauled out in Edmonds on the way home from the Gulf Islands to inspect the keel after our barnacle scrap job. Just a quick ...

Splicing

I have been doing a bit of splicing these past few months. Mostly splicing anchor line around thimbles, but more recently I made a couple dyneema loops. Two short loops to attach the main sail to t...

Heading Home Today

I just wrote out the title of this post, Heading Home Today, and it struck me as strange, since we are in our home, our boat, and have been this entire trip. I guess the old "home is where your fam...

Back, In The USSA!

Turning hard, running out of room, the unthinkable wham!, and we hit a rock. The feeling was a little surreal, and felt a bit like being at the movies. But while the audio system of a theater can c...

Clam Bay

After two days in Mannion bay, we headed West, to the Gulf Islands. Now the islands are long and skinny, run mostly NW - SE, and there are only a few passes between them. With only a few passe...

Bowen Island

We did not leave on Monday, like I said we would. Instead, after shopping at the truely lovely Safeway in Vancouver, we decided to stay another night and leave first thing in the morning. Like 10 a...

LIttle Piggies

You know the little piggy tales, right? The ones you say when you are tweaking some little kids toes, and enjoying their giggles? This is my version. Our short story begins one month ago. This li...

Vancouver

We have spent, or will have spent in the next 12 hours, 4 days and nights in Vancouver, BC, specifically, anchored in False Creek. The first night we recovered from crossing the Straight ...

Made It To Vancouver. Or, How We Got Pummeled In The Straights

Ganges Harbor is a nice little touristy town, with diesel mechanics thrown in. It reminded me a lot of the little towns we would visit as a kid in North Carolina. Lots of T-shirts with "Ganges Harb...

Diversion To Ganges Harbor

Today we had planned to carry on to another park, anchor out, hike in the morning, you know, the usual. OK we don't hike in the mornings, but other than that, the usual. However, about an hour in...