Off and on for many years I've listened to a podcast by Dan Mattson called Hooked On Wooden Boats, "The world's only podcast fully dedicated to celebrating the Art, Craft, History, and Tradition of wooden boats!" I went back to listen recently and was disappointed to find he has discontinued the podcast ☹️. Over 200 … Continue reading Hooked on Wooden Boats
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
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
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!