Orcas!

Orcas hold a very strong sense of symbolism in British Columbia. According to the Squamish Lilwat interpretation I was able to find online: “The whale is known to help people in need whether we are helpless or wounded. The whale symbolizes kindness, intelligence and compassion. The Whale or Orca, is known as the guardian of the sea and guardian of travel…

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Annnnnnnnndddddd….. we’re off!!

Finally!!! After many, many long months of sole-focused boat research, boat work, late nights, stinky bilges, unexpected expenses (ouch $$), leaving employment, soul-searching and unexpected delays at Bellingham Marina we cast our lines! We both feel we had entered a sort of vortex black hole at Bellingham Marina with last minute unexpected projects, fixing a final few annoying leaks, provisioning…

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Sail Loot Interview

I’ve been listening to the fairly new Sail Loot podcast created by Teddy J down in Atlanta for about 2 months now. Teddy is a mechanical engineer like me and he and his wife share dreams of cruising on a sailboat. To satisfy his itch and learn as much as possible, he created a podcast where he interviews people who…

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Our Cozy Home Away From Home

Currently, we are spending 5 days a week working on Leela in Bellingham, WA and we resurface in Vancouver about 2 days a week to catch up on “normal” life, do laundry and answer a few emails. We chose Bellingham for a variety of reasons and every single day down there we count our blessings for our incredible friend network,…

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The most beautiful sounds

Emmanuel and I went to Burning Man this past year with our best friends in the world. It was magical and intense and awe-inspiring and exhausting and hilarious and beautiful. It was a contrast for us since the week before we had spent 10 days cruising in Desolation Sound, the lights surrounding us were candles, stars and phosphorescence. We were living…

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