The weather is feeling very spring-like so I have gone to work on SWALLOW'S brightwork. I scraped off all the loose varnish from the toe and cap rails. I also scraped the rubrail - though I'm going to let that wood slowly de-varnish itself and in the future treat with teakoil. Once the brightwork was … Continue reading Sanding and more sanding
After two-plus months traveling around the western United States, and the Denver stop to get rid of stuff, Momma Kitty and I are back aboard SWALLOW. No immediate things of concern found. Cabin is dry and mold free - a big plus! Now to re-settle aboard and get to task getting SWALLOW recommissioned.
Eight years ago I had SO MUCH STUFF. This was my convoy of things for a move from Seattle to Denver - So much stuff!!! Last week I returned to Seattle with what remains of my stuff not even close to filling a U-Haul trailer - Since February 2018 I figure I have given away … Continue reading Less stuff
I enjoy eating crab. Enjoying the is soured by how inconsiderate some crabbers are in placing their pots: right in narrow channels and designated travel lanes. Example of the result - https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/transportation/washington-ferry-riders-experience-long-waits-as-numerous-boats-are-out-of-service/ https://www.instagram.com/scoobscobie/p/BjdR7KRlExU Maybe there should be an added fee to the crabbing license to cover the cost of the above repair!? https://www.instagram.com/scoobscobie/p/Bjr-94wFavJ
Hello all. It has been a few weeks, almost two months, since the last update. Reason - not much to update upon as Momma Kitty and I are still away from SWALLOW. We have been land traveling visiting friends and family. If you are interested in the details of my land travels check … Continue reading What’s happening?
For tide and current predictions I use the reference guide Ports and Passes published yearly by Chyna Sea Ventures. As I planned SWALLOW'S late December move from Poulsbo to Port Townsend I noticed the prediction tables for secondary current locations, such as Agate Pass, had changed. Looking more closely there were many changes for the … Continue reading Currents are changing
Living on a boat in a boatyard has its moments. The past five days a series of strong gales has blown through meaning I am very aware my home is propped up on six boat stands. The wind wasn't as strong as forecast, but still significant in the 'small craft advisory' speeds in the low … Continue reading House on sticks