Day 1 | Flotilla to Alaska | Roche Harbor to Silva Bay

Underway at last! In the past, we’ve taken groups through the Gulf Islands in a couple of nights. This year, we’re spending just one night in the Gulf Islands. It’s not that there’s nothing to see—there are tons of neat communities, anchorages, and marinas—but there’s only so much time. Over the next month, we’ll cover about 1000 nautical miles. Everyone on this trip has already spent time in the Gulf Islands, so … Read more

Airship | Boat Projects and Island Hopping

We’ve been in the San Juans for just over a week now as we work to get Airship ready to head to Alaska next month. We’ve been gathering spares and checking things off our Boat – To Do list, but we got enough done and the wind finally settled down so we headed out to Sucia Island for a night in Shallow Bay on Monday night. Aerial photo from Kevin’s Mavic: We met up … Read more

Interior Living Space Compared: 27′ Airstream vs. 34′ Nordic Tug

We’ve logged almost 700 nights in our Airstream since we purchased it in 2010 (a 2010 27’FB International), and almost 600 nights aboard Airship (2013 Nordic Tug 34) since it joined our family in 2014. We’ve returned to the Airstream for a week of camping on the Oregon Coast (OMG is it ever going to stop RAINING??), and we can’t help discussing the things we find different/better/worse between the interior living space of the two “vehicles”. … Read more

Airship | Last Week in Puget Sound

After we left snowy Blake Island more than a week ago, we headed back to Seattle for a few days, and then over to Poulsbo for the Winter Rendezvous. We also drove up to Anacortes to take a test ride on a new Nordic Tug 40 with Seakeeper stabilization. Impressive! (And will probably cost us all some $$$ at some point. Oh, boats!) Next up was a short stay with friends … Read more

Airship | Blake Island State Marine Park

We’re on Blake Island! We cruised over from Seattle yesterday morning, met up with a few other brave winter boaters, had a great evening last night with happy hour and dinner together on Safe Harbour, and woke up this morning to a gorgeous snowy landscape! We hiked around the whole island this morning after breakfast. So pretty!! Read the full post (with many more photos) here on Riveted.    

Airship | Princess Louisa Inlet

We had such an incredible New Year’s cruise up to Princess Louisa with Safe Harbor this week. This was our first trip to Princess Louisa and we had the snow-covered gem to ourselves for two days. I see no reason to go back in the crowded summer. 🙂 I published two posts with many, many more photos over on Riveted, but wanted to share a few here as well, in case … Read more

Airship | San Juan Islands

We’ve been cruising around the San Juan Islands for a week or so with Sam on Safe Harbour. We’ve all been working hard creating and recording more webcasts for you as part of our “Mastering the Inside Passage” series. You may have already seen our first installment is “Clearing Canadian Customs.” This will soon be followed by “Clearing US Customs,” “Overview of the Inside Passage,” “WiFi in the Wilderness,” and “Flying Drones from … Read more

Airship | Kayaking Around Melanie Cove | Desolation Sound, BC

After our stop at Mitlenatch Island yesterday, we continued on to Melanie Cove, inside of Desolation Sound Marine Provincial Park. There are three areas to anchor in Desolation Sound Marine Park: Prideaux Haven, Melanie Cove, and Laura Cove. There are three areas to anchor in Desolation Sound Marine Park: Prideaux Haven, Melanie Cove, and Laura Cove. There were 4 or 5 boats in Prideaux Haven, and 5 boats in Melanie Cove when we … Read more