Washington- Around the Olympic Peninsula

Washington, USA

We arrived back in our home state of Washington via the Astoria Bridge. Since John and I have both spent a bit of time in Astoria and Longbeach, we moved along to our next campsite about 100 miles farther up … Continue reading

Oregon Coast… Lincoln City to Astoria

Oregon, USA

Our next campsite was free! Several months ago we joined a group called Harvest Host, which connects RVer’s with locations across the country that allow a free night’s stay. Places like wineries, dairies, museums, golf clubs, restaurants and boutiques. In … Continue reading

Reedsport Oregon and The Beauty That Surrounds

Yachats, Oregon, USA

I sure wish there was a way to stay truer to our timeline with my writings here, but our desire to stay as close to nature as possible, and our thirst for experiencing said nature as much as possible, makes … Continue reading

Onward Up The Coast… to Fort Bragg

Point Arena, California, USA

As we continued up the coast, and all we could see on our radar was foul weather. But, with Zippy hooked up and our belongings battened down we rolled out of Coast Guard base in Petaluma toward Fort Bragg on … Continue reading

After the Storm… Petaluma and Point Reyes

Our stop in Petaluma was a particularly special one to John because we camped on the very Coast Guard Base he lived on for six years before his retirement in 2003. According to him not much has changed in Petaluma … Continue reading

California Coast from Monterey to Big Sur

California, USA

After our very soggy stay in Morro Bay we continued our trek up to Monterey. Knowing we’d be covering Highway 1 in Zippy (tow car), we opted to take The Beast around via Hwy 101… for a few reasons. Although … Continue reading

Up the Coast… Santa Barbara and Morro Bay

Morro Bay, California, USA

The morning after our visit to the Channel Islands, we headed for my old stompin’ grounds… Santa Barbara! I lived in this beautiful town for nearly four years in the early 1980s. While there I studied and got my degree … Continue reading

Sailing Into Summers End

On the morning of September 12th, we pulled up anchor and headed west across Malispina Strait.  At this point we were down to the last ten days of our summer voyage, and hoped to make the most of our time. … Continue reading

Sailing the Canadian Islands

After farewells and good wishes to the rest of our Princess Louisa flotilla, we turned toward Desolation Sound roughly 50 nautical miles to the north, pretty much requiring a stop along the way. The west facing harbour of Lund was … 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