Practicing whipping ropes and doing some minor maintenance today. #boatlife
So, if anyone wants this incredibly classy design I was roped into making for a bachelorette party on a shirt, sticker, button, or other assorted goods, that dream can now become a reality.
Some photos that I couldn't upload a few days ago. We're now in the south end of the same bay, and the reception is much better here. Tomorrow we should be sailing south, starting our return trip to Bremerton/Seattle. Wish us luck, fediverse! #boatlife
Boat Spider Show more
This is big spider, who we noticed a few nights ago. They live down inside the trim-tab tube on our rudder. I caught them industriously spinning a web for the night.
Spider Show more
One of our many resident boat spiders. This one is probably the largest and has been living in this spot for a few weeks.
Rich People (-) Show more
Oh holy crud the seaplanes take off right outside our window here. 😐
We came up here to meet with the Uncomfortably Rich Inlaws™️later in the week and this place makes my skin crawl. Like, if our boat didn't look "classically rugged" the people who moor their mega-yachts here would probably want us to gtfo because we're not rich enough to be here. Someone had a helicopter parked on their back porch as we motored up the channel.
(4/5) We saw at least 7 different whales over the course of about 2 hours. The wind seemed to die whenever they popped up, so we'd just be sitting there becalmed and watching them. There was a mother and calf that swam well clear of us, away from the main group. I have a few more photos that I'll upload later, but I just wanted to share these while the experience was fresh in my mind.
(1/5) Uploading these in a thread because the internet is being garbage, but orcas! Yesterday, we were sailing north up Haro Strait and a whale popped up a hundred or two feet in front of our boat. Then, it swam right under us, probably 4 feet under the water, before resurfacing behind us. I never thought I would get to be so close to a whale. #boatlife #wildlife #photography
Underway again, currently sailing up Haro Strait toward the northwest tip of San Juan Island. #boatlife
This is Aleck Bay, where we're currently anchored. It's been very peaceful with just one other neighbor. Hardly any reception, so I've been chugging away on editing. We'll likely be sailing further north in another day or two. Our first crossing of the Strait of Juan de Fuca was thankfully uneventful. #boatlife
Wealth Inequality Show more
IE: Rich people just want to get richer and the poor can die for all they care. Spending a lot of time on the water like we do, we're constantly looking at swathes of mini-mansions that could house 2 or 3 families comfortably and are either empty or occupied by 2-4 people.
Pretty bumpy out this evening. #boatlife
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