Airship to Alaska | Day 5 | Squirrel Cove to Shoal Bay

We got up early (5:30am!) to make the 3 hour cruise up to Dent Rapids. Looks like it’s going to be another gorgeous day. After we’d woken up a bit, I cooked some breakfast for us (bacon and eggs underway, woohoo!) and we made it to Yuculta Rapids about an hour and 15 minutes before slack. Transiting this direction, the three rapids in order are Yuculta, Gillard, and then Dent. … Read more

Airship to Alaska | Day 4 | Lund to Squirrel Cove

Airship Goes to Alaska 2016 We got up early this morning in Lund and headed up to Nancy’s for breakfast (and a couple of blackberry cinnamon rolls to go). Prawn season opened today, so the docks were crowded with prawn traps and buoys being loaded onto fishing boats. We left after breakfast and decided to head up toward Toba Inlet. I snapped a photo of our neighbor’s boat as they headed out … Read more

Airship to Alaska | Day 2 | Roche Harbor to Newcastle Island

We left Roche Harbor this morning after a lovely evening with near perfect weather. Check out the light on the chapel last night! At sunset, the Roche Harbor Color Guard does a flag ceremony where they take down the flags (the Washington State flag, the Canadian flag, the British flag, and then the United States flag), complete with soundtrack: Oh Canada, God Save the Queen, Taps, etc. Oh, and a canon … Read more

Airship to Alaska | Day 1 | Anacortes to Roche Harbor

We were finished with all of our boat projects and provisioning a little sooner than we expected, so we decided to head out a couple days early. We left Cap Sante in Anacortes and cruised over to Roche Harbor on San Juan Island today. We figured we’d rather do the one load of laundry we had left over here instead of at Cap Sante. It’s beautiful here, and now we’re just that much … Read more

Wifi in Motion

The New Best Mobile Internet

A couple years ago on our Riveted blog, we wrote that we had found the best-ever mobile internet solution for our boating and RV adventures – The “Moovbox” from SinglePoint Communications. We have used our Moovbox on both our boat and our RV over the past couple of years, and it has performed brilliantly! But, time and technology march ever forward and it was only a matter of time before … Read more

Hiking to Johnson Point on Sucia Island

This morning’s sunrise (taken from our moorage in Fox Cove, looking toward Fossil Bay) was tough to capture in a photo. The glow coming from behind that forested hill was much cooler in person. After breakfast and a bunch of work, we dinghied into shore to do some hiking. Sucia Island is one of our favorite hiking destinations in the San Juan Islands. We headed for Johnson Point today, since … Read more

Exploring Yellow Island

Sam (in his Nordic Tug 37 “Safe Harbour”) and Kevin and I (in our Nordic Tug 34 “Airship”) are out exploring the San Juan Islands this week. Today we’re both moored in the South Cove of Jones Island. After we got settled, we headed across in Sam’s dinghy to explore Yellow Island (about a mile from Jones Island). Yellow Island is an 11-acre nature preserve in the San Juan Islands, accessible … Read more