The rain and chill and winds have arrived at Puget Sound. The days are short: sunrise ~745am and sunset just a bit after ~430pm. Temps hover in the 40s day and night. I've settled into moorage at Poulsbo. The old center of town is right here at the marina and the Safeway is not that … Continue reading Drip drip drip
On July 24 '18 I relaunched SWALLOW. In the four months since we have traveled the Gulf Islands of Canada and sailed the southern portions of Puget Sound Washington State. We are now currently visiting Poulsbo at Liberty Bay. Prior to coming to this fun Norwegian themed town I spent some time at Blake Island … Continue reading Four months
Another one of those amazing things that happens when spending time on the water - whale spotting! I saw this humpback whale feeding near Tolvia Shoal south of Tacoma Narrows. It is rare to find humpbacks this far south in Puget Sound. It was inspiring to watch this giant creature calmly swimming through these inland … Continue reading Whale!
Being on a boat means being aware of weather under way and at a moorage. Each morning and evening I listen to the weather radio for the forecast and observations. Summer weather is very consistent in the Salish Sea (Gulf and San Juan Islands and Puget Sound). If there is wind, and usually from the … Continue reading Weather awareness
One of many reasons I purchased SWALLOW as my floating home is her woodstove. As the cold damp fall weather has settled in I've really liked having a source of dry heat. The woodstove's heat doesn't produce water as part of the combustion process like propane and alcohol heaters. When using the woodstove any condensation … Continue reading Dry heat
I experienced something that I didn't expect in Puget Sound - dolphins swimming in SWALLOW'S bow wave. YES! Dolphins in Puget Sound. https://www.instagram.com/p/Bpk8DyTjWwu/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=7pygoiw52lg8 It seems there is a small group of Long-beaked Common Dolphins in South Puget Sound. Details - Unusual marine mammal sighting: long-beaked common dolphins This group is significantly out of the species … Continue reading Amazing day
As Fall's chill and damp intensifies my enthusiasm to explore decreases. This is because being cold and wet isn't fun when getting warm and dry is challenging. Warming my self isn't to difficult as I can eat, have a warm drink and snuggle with Momma Kitty. Drying things that get wet is more challenging as … Continue reading Just floating