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Slow Boat, Fast Dinghy

Nine humpbacks surface and exhale fifty yards from our dinghy, between us and shore. Dolphins leap out of the water, inches away, splashing water into our small vessel. A family of brown bears forage on the beach 20 feet away, munching grass. An icy chill briefly blasts as we motor through…

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Slipless in Seattle: Full-Time Cruising on Puget Sound

Since buying Safe Harbour three and a half years ago, I’ve been fortunate to spend each summer cruising British Columbia and Alaska. As spring rolled around I’d let the marina know that May would be my last month. And each fall I returned and lived aboard through the winter, spending…

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Flying Drones from Boats

Want to fly a drone from your boat? Sam Landsman, Laura Domela, and Kevin Morris share their tips from flying drones up and down the Inside Passage from Olympia, Washington to Sitka, Alaska. ————————- Know the law. Don’t fly above 400 feet (300 in Canada). Don’t fly over crowds, near airports,…

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Yeti Love

When we traveled in our Airstream we had a nice stainless steel Coleman cooler that did a great job for us keeping things cold and looking shiny. But the marine environment does not care about shiny. The hardware started to rust a little, and we decided we needed something tougher that could…

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