A few days ago I didn't feel as if the anchor set well - just a feeling on how SWALLOW moved while backing down on the anchor. I watched her swing and checked the GPS to see if she was staying put. She was. For few hours yesterday mid-afternoon it blew in the low to … Continue reading Anchor sets
The weather remains non-typical: mostly southerly and strong for the season. This isn't a bad thing as there has been more rain (than last year), average temperatures (cooler than last year) and fewer forest fires. I've been able to sail quite a bit - which is kinda' the point of having a sailboat as a … Continue reading Different wind
Came across an interesting article about food on the old tall ships: The Grim Food Served on 17th-Century Sea Voyages Wasn’t All Bad - https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/ship-food-research-recreation-beer https://assets.atlasobscura.com/article_images/48327/image.jpg I believe that the food prepared on SWALLOW is more appetizing! Dinner: oysters, broccoli and a beer.
Wonderful sail yesterday going from Port Browning, North Pender Island BC, to Annette Inlet, Prevost Island BC. Wind blowing 5-15kts and gusting maybe 18kts at times. Leaving P. Browning the unsettled wind was 10-12kts gusting 15kts channeled east into the Browning and Plumper Sound over South Pender Island. I raised the main with one reef … Continue reading Momma Kitty can’t take pictures
So far 2019, in my opinion, has had cooler and windier days than normal. Most definitely compared to last year; which was dryer and hotter than normal. More wind means more sailing, so that is nice. Last night a good blow came through the central Gulf Islands. At times SWALLOW was heeled over enough to … Continue reading Wind
A year and eight days ago I moved onto SWALLOW from my 17' Montgomery 17 SWEET PEA. In the past year I've started to learn about what works and doesn't living aboard a 25'on-deck wooden sailboat (SWALLOW'S overall length is 29' including bowsprit and boomkin). My bed is aft port quarterberth. After some fiddling with … Continue reading 373
The number of people who are cruising seems higher this year than last. Anchorages are 'full'. Is it because of the wetter weather resulting in fewer forest fires? The outcome is I'm annoyed by all these people! More people means more incidents on the water with folks that know nothing about boating safety nor etiquette. … Continue reading Crowded