December 18, 2008

early morning snow sail

After much speculation, Seattle finally got some decent snow. The boat performed well and the diesel engine started up right away - despite the low temperature.

December 16, 2008

i'm fine

i want everyone to know that i am fine - nothing to worry about, there's this little space heater and it keeps things near comfortable - which is all i need - seriously, I'm fine.

December 15, 2008

blame canada

a sub-freezing air mass has slid down the fraser river valley in canada and spilled out across the pacific northwest - this is hardly boating weather - it should last all week. I may cave, I may have already caved - tough to say. Brandy, books, blanket. Brandy, books, blanket.

December 12, 2008


the autumn was good, the winter is now here - the air is near freezing again and inches of rain are falling, we have a gale warning all weekend, with snow on the water predicted - this is brandy weather - port wine aft of cabin.

December 11, 2008

Townes Van Zandt

Townes is often called the songwriter's songwriter.
That seems about right. He's also pretty good at telling stories.