Read more about Irene‘s circumnavigation from Peter and Ginger Niemanns’ 3-part series in 48 North’s May, July, and September 2022 issues.
Category: Culture, Gear & Maintenance, Overnight Trips Tags: Bainbridge Island, circumnavigation, Flicka 20, hidden cove, irene, port townsend, sailboat, Sampaguita, washington
I will be attempting a west-to-east transit of the Northwest Passage in the summer of 2022 as crew aboard a French-owned and built Boréal 47 sailboat. This trip begins in Anacortes, ends in Brittany, France, and starts in early May. I previously transited the NW Passage in 2019 from east to west, crewing aboard Breskell, a 50-foot cold-molded sailboat. That trip began in Newfoundland and ended in Port Townsend. So you could say… Read More
Category: Culture, Overnight Trips, The Northwest Passage, The Salish Sea, ThreeSheets, Wildlife Tags: Anacortes, arctic ocean, Atlantic Ocean, baffin bay, Bering Straight, Boreal 44, Breskell, Cambridge Bay, Canada, Canadian archipelago, centerboard, France, Newfoundland, Norwhal, Peel Sound, Polar bear, Pond Inlet, port townsend, sailboat, Sampaguita, Sir John Franklin, The Northwest Passage, tuktoyaktuk, Vancouver Island, washington
Visiting Port Townsend and closing the circle on my circumnavigation of Vancouver Island. Hanging at Admiral Ship Supply with a friend and the Lady Washington is on the hard right in front of the store.
Category: Gear & Maintenance, The Dock Life, Vancouver Island 2018 Tags: Admiralty Ship Supply, boatyard, circumnavigation, Lady Washington, maritime, port haven, port townsend, Vancouver Island, washington
The Last Age of Sail I awoke to a generous amount of wake as fishermen were coming and going from the Kingston Marina. No matter though, I was not interested in hanging out. I weighed anchor at 8:35am and with a light SE breeze and sailed from of the anchorage. I tacked out of the cove against the waning flood and sailed east toward Point Wells. The going was slow and 3… Read More
Category: June on the Hook 2017 Tags: anchoring, Aplletree cove, Ballard, ballard locks, Ballard Mill Marina, channel, Chittenden, Kingston, puget sound, seattle, Shilshole, washington, washington ship canal