Weekly Waypoint It’s our second Weekly Waypoint! Where did the time go. CruisingQuiz: How many feet did Lake Washington drop after the locks were built? How many full time residents live on Shaw Island? Bayliner was sold in 1986 for how much? Orin Edson bought the name Bayliner from Al Koffel (sp?) for how much? Answers at […]
Tag: San Juan Islands
“You guys have it all figured out” he said with a slight hint of jealousy. I was caught off guard. ‘”What do you mean” I said with a smile on my face. As he started telling me about some of his boating experiences my mind started putting the pieces together.
He was in his white pants, maybe khaki, and a freshly pressed collared shirt. I was wearing cargo shorts and a t-shirt. He was going to walk up with his lovely bride and enjoy an amazing dinner at the restaurant. I was about to burn some meat on my little grill for my buddy and I to devour. He just stepped off a 65 foot, million dollar boat. I was sitting next to the Fun Tide.
Where the skiff meets the beach the sound of hundreds, if not thousands of small-flat weathered rocks clatter and scrape against each other as if in protest of having to move out of the way. I feel the same protest from under my Xtra-Tuf boots as I hop out of the boat and onto Pelican […]
We are Kathy & Al Felker and live aboard our boat, Finego, in La Conner, WA. I have a store in La Conner, CleverKathy Designs Embroidery and do all types of embroidery and heat press garments for businesses, events, individuals and boaters. Al is a marine electronics expert and works on all types of boats […]
If you are new to boating this is what it’s all about. If you used to boat and have veered away from it, come on back. To all of you out there that have similar memories and experiences of this magical lifestyle, start forging new memories with the next generation because it’s our turn.
Pay it forward.
See you on the water!
The beginning of a series born from a partnership with Christine Smith and Northwest Navigation and Cruising Northwest! Cruising the Inside Passage first caught my imagination in 1998 when Jeffrey and I decided we wanted to own and operate a tour boat in the San Juan Islands and Alaska. In 2006 we began offering tours on our […]