Princess Louisa Inlet… A Treasure Worth the Voyage!

British Columbia, Canada

Princess Louisa was without a doubt the high of our first summer cruising together on Summer Breeze. A little more than a month after setting out through the Puget Sound, San Juan Islands and Gulf Islands of Canada we met … Continue reading

Oh Canada… the Gulf Islands and Beyond

Gulf Islands, British Columbia, Canada

A month after departing Olympia we sailed into Canadian waters! First priority was going through customs which we did in Sydney Harbor. This is a sizable harbor with several marinas and yacht clubs. After “checking in” by phone (just that … Continue reading

The Road Home

I can hardly believe it’s been more than six months since my last post. With all the changes going on in my life I decided to give myself a sabbatical from my writing and get settled (3 moves in one … Continue reading

Drawn Back to the Sea

The picture of Elissa below was taken a month ago while celebrating her twentieth birthday in Asheville, North Carolina. I don’t know if I’m more astonished that my little girl is twenty, or that a whole month has already gone … Continue reading

Virginia… Safe Haven and Great Friends

I’m sitting in the home of yet another photographer friend, Rainy Chastine, in Fayetteville, Georgia… here to celebrate Thanksgiving, but blogging about my time in Virginia a few weeks ago. When it comes to giving thanks I have to say … Continue reading

Full Circle Through Eden

I’m going for a record breaking 3 posts in 3 days in an attempt to get caught up here! Although I’m feeling frustrated that the storms I’ve encountered in Wisconsin have deprived me of the kayak adventure I had planned for … Continue reading

Over the river and through the woods…

Over a couple mountain passes too! The drive from Chelan to Issaquah (East of Seattle and Lake Washington) was spectacular! The first 40 miles or so were right along the beautiful Columbia River. I grew up along the Columbia, not … Continue reading

Downtime in Chelan, Washington

The drive from Coeur d’Alene to Chelan, Washington was peaceful and diverse. It rained for the first hour of my three + hour drive, but it finally let up and got sunnier with each mile. Hwy 2 took me through … Continue reading

From Montana to Idaho

I’m now in Coeur d’Alene Idaho, and as if to say “Welcome home to the NW!, it’s raining! The rain has inspired me to take a lazy morning, so I’ve crawled back under the covers with cocoa and my laptop. … Continue reading

Day 15. Already???

I’ll get back to days 9-14, but just to fill you all in, I’m in Utah! Red Fleet State Park to be precise, right on the outskirts of Ashley National Forest in the very NE tip of the state. I … Continue reading