Swantown Marina in Olympia WA- Cruiser’s Review June, July, August 2019

Swantown Marina in Olympia has sort of become our home away from home. We spent a week there at the end of June and then ended up spending nearly 3 weeks there from the end of July on into August. Swantown is a very nice marina and, in fact, is/was our number one choice for … Continue reading Swantown Marina in Olympia WA- Cruiser’s Review June, July, August 2019

Oro Bay at Anderson Island in Washington- Cruiser’s Review June 2019

We spent a weekend anchored in Oro Bay on Anderson Island in the south sound in June 2019. The inner part of Oro Bay is very well sheltered and offers good holding for anchorage. I guess this inner bay is also known as Vega Bay. The channel to get into the inner bay (Vega Bay) … Continue reading Oro Bay at Anderson Island in Washington- Cruiser’s Review June 2019

Hard Lessons

Today, we nearly caught our beloved boat on fire.  Yep, read that again ... and imagine the terror coursing through our veins at seeing billowing smoke and diving to grab the fire extinguisher. Let me back up just a bit. We arrived in Olympia last Wednesday evening for a week at Swantown Marina. I had … Continue reading Hard Lessons

Point Hudson Marina in Port Townsend- Cruiser’s Review May 2019

After our ocean passage from Astoria and our previous home on the Columbia River, our first port of call was Port Townsend. We stopped and stayed for two nights at Point Hudson Marina in Port Townsend and thoroughly enjoyed our time there. We arrived at 8pm on a Monday evening. We had failed to secure … Continue reading Point Hudson Marina in Port Townsend- Cruiser’s Review May 2019