What’s in a name?

When we bought her, she was named Free to Roam. A concept we loved – the ability to move about unhindered, to explore, adventure and experience new things. But the sound when we spoke it fell flat on our lips. We realized that we weren’t saying Free to Roam when we spoke about her, but “the boat”. And such a…

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Exactly.

“The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.” – Christopher McCandless

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The Long View…

This project and the adventure we are on is intense. It seems we haven’t had many moments of pause in the past few months. During the weeks we go straight from work to the shop to finish woodwork preparation for varnish. On the weekends we drive an hour south to Bellingham to work on Leela and are almost always the…

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DJ Saxony in Da House

Saxony is way too humble to brag about this, so I have to do it for her, but she is quite the talented DJ. She will kill me for writing this but it’s all very true. Friends and family who have the privilege of spending time with her quickly realize she is in charge of the music. At home, on…

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Shift

It’s easy to lose sight of the end goal when deep in the middle of a major boat project. Or maybe it’s the time of year, and the way it affects my psyche. It’s been raining really hard here in Vancouver. The days are still short. Dark, grey, cold, wet, that pretty much sums up the last few months. But…

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