Spring 2023, Back in the Water

Ned of the Mara helped us bring Rocket Science through the locks after launching and fueling up in Ballard with the best deal in town on diesel. Thanks Ned! The last weekend in April was perfect for sailing, we took our friends Dan and Wendy out for a spin and only Griffin took pictures so […]

Sailing Into 2023

September 1st we took our fellow tall people, the Miksis family out for a dinner and sail. Later this fall in November we’re going with them to charter a boat in the British Virgin Islands! They’re not sailors so we thought getting them out on the water with us was a good idea. They brought […]

August Cruise 2022

It’s weird getting a new to us boat ready to spend a month on, but then it’s not like we’re without resources. This year my parents were taking their former boat, the J40 Tula, since her new owner was in Antarctica at McMurdo station still. They had our great family friend Kay along who they’ve […]

New Boat and New Friends

As the weather warmed up in the Spring of 2022 we started meeting more people on our new dock. One couple across and a few slips down the dock from us had their boat all tented and were working hard to take off their old teak decks and getting ready to push off and head […]

Winter Flows into Spring

Here is our first blog post where we start off in the winter of 2022 when we took care of 2 boats in the cold and snow. We had a few heaters to manage and while we knew what to do with the red boat, the new blue boat was somewhat of a mystery. How […]

Rocket Science comes home to Papa

sv Rocket Science

We stored RS on the hard at Jolly Harbour, Antigua, beginning in January of last year. We had the good fortune to get across the Atlantic before Covid-19 really got going. Jolly has a few concrete ‘hurricane pits’ that are about 5 feet deep, so RS at least wasn’t teetering on her exceptionally long keel […]

In loving memory of Baxter the wonder dog

On March 1, 2021 I had to put down our little buddy, our best friend, our heart dog Baxter. He was 15 years, 4 months, 3 weeks and 5 days old. At least that’s what I’d like to think. When we adopted him we were only told that he was born in October, no specific […]

Baxter turns 15!

 With no sailing going on these days, we get to write about the dog.  Unbelievably, little B turns 15 today.  He came to us as an out-of-control rescue dog a few days after his second birthday. He had already burned out two sets of owners, and owners #2 were planning to put him down if […]

Fishing and sailing in 2020

 “You will go straight to your vessel and not disembark for a minimum of 14 days. Non-compliance will result in a penalty of up to $25,000 and up to a year in prison.”  This was the greeting that awaited the arriving crew on the charter flight into Dutch yesterday, delivered by one of the local […]

Atlantic Crossing # 2

¬†We relaxed for a few days in La Palma, not for any particular sailing reason, but just to enjoy a few quiet days prior to the big crossing. The distance from E-W is substantially higher than our W-E route, about 3000 miles vs 1800. Also, we were expecting much lighter winds than we encountered up […]