Tales from the Depths

Working on the Water Again

Working on the Water Again

Life is good.  Life is very, very good.  Not only do we have our world bursting at the seams on the homestead, I've started a new adventure back on the salt this summer.  I've gotten my ASA sailing instructor credentials and have set a career path back...

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Renaming a Boat With Neptune’s Blessing

Renaming a Boat With Neptune’s Blessing

It's quite possible that there are more nautical superstitions than there are nautical facts. With so many unknowns out on the high seas, and with so many variables that a sailor has no control over, it's natural that we have become prone to grasping at any whisper of...

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Introducing Our New Boat: Dowitcher

Introducing Our New Boat: Dowitcher

Perhaps the excitement of a new boat went to my head just a bit as I began making plans for a journey to the far reaches of the earth in our lovely little Dowitcher.  I apologize if anyone got their hopes up due to my zeal.  Revisions to the journey will include a...

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We Bought Us A Boat

We Bought Us A Boat

The high seas beckon once again. Cape Horn, the Southern Ocean, Good Hope, the Somali Coast and the Red Sea...all these once distant dreams are now a real possibility. We are whole again. Our souls fulfilled again. We have bought a boat! I dream of Intrepid Powerboats...

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The Alaska Report

The Alaska Report

As some of you may have noticed, the blog stagnated last month. Although we do have our hands full here on the farm, it was more directly related to my working sojourn to the north seas of Alaska. In addition to my home-based GIS business, I don the captain hat when I...

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The Start of a Farm Blog

The sailing adventure is over.  The carefree days of cruising the seas, snorkeling the reefs and wandering the desert are over.  That wistful sojourn of two young newlyweds that spawned this blog, this story of our exploits, has come to its eventual end. And yet we...

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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 varnish. Oh...

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The Impending Jibe

As the summers of Alaska are so fast and fleeting, Mark and I find ourselves doing what the plants and animals do, striving to soak up every available sun-soaked moment.  At the same time, we also find ourselves thinking of the upcoming changing season and the...

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Glaciers, Orcas and Otters Through the Lens

We're starting to see the end of the summer fast approaching.  We're planning for the next adventure and will post more soon.  In the meantime, here are some updated photos of our backyard here in Tutka Bay Lodge, Alaska. [juicebox gallery_id="20"][gallery...

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The Importance of Virginity…In Old Growth Forests

One of our popular guided activities here at Tutka Bay Lodge is hiking our trail system out the backdoor.  The lodge owns 12 acres of property and leases an additional 20 acres on the adjacent peninsular headland from the State of Alaska. These 20 acres are untouched,...

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A Better Bird Journal: eBird

Warning #1: If you are not interested in birds, you won't be interested in this post. Warning #2: If you are not interested in birds, you're missing out on some of the most beautiful and fascinating experiences that planet Earth has to offer. I write to you today to...

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