Preparing For The Inside Passage

Preparing For The Inside Passage

  As Mark has found his groove in the boating realm again, I’ve also found myself back in the bowels of a boat.  My work, however, is not quite as romantic as his.  I have no stories of hand planing teak, no lore of milling the wood and applying the...

Working On Boats Again

  I’ve been spending my days of late sanding teak, sawing through fiberglass, and drilling and tapping stainless steel backing plates.  It’s just like being in the workyard in Mexico, except with three major differences: 1: It’s 50 degrees...

The Homestead: Cross Your Fingers For Us

“We should check out this farm house on the outskirts of town.” “No way,” I said.  “It’s 40 acres.  It’s way too big, and for that price the house has to be a total rat trap.  It’s not even worth our time to drive out...
Hunting For A Home

Hunting For A Home

  We’re settling into our new environs quite nicely here in western Washington.  It’s been a mild winter as far as the Pacific Northwest goes, much drier than usual for this area and much warmer than we’re used to in Montana.  We still do a...