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
SWALLOW is now 'on the hard' to receive her winter maintenance (so no cruising time is lost come warmer weather). Up she goes - https://www.instagram.com/p/BsJEGdKh8N_/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=1oa8w234xoj0 Bottom fuzz and a few barnacles needed to be removed: Now the boatyard work (aka, 'fun') begins!
Not really a cruise but a repositioning. SWALLOW needs fresh bottom paint and a few other maintenance tasks completed. I'll do this work in Port Townsend so I've left Poulsbo and headed north. Winter travel means finding a weather window. The current pattern is a couple of days of strong winds, usually small craft advisory … Continue reading To Port Townsend