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Mexico!

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November 13, 2016

 

Boy, it feels good to be here. We had a great time and learned a great deal coming down the coast of the US, but this – this is what we are all about. (We subconsciously reinforced this by taking almost no photos in southern california.)

Our send off from…


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November 48 North

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November 10, 2016

I might not be so good at remembering to post here when I have a new article in 48 North, but I’ll keep trying 🙂 Check out November’s article about the differences between sailing in the Salish Sea and out in the ocean.


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An inverted night sky

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October 30, 2016

It’s dark. The stars have vanished, one by one, behind the heavy blanket of water vapor suspended above us. There is a soft glow on the horizon to the east and in my sleepless daze I keep thinking it is the sunrise. The sleeplessness fogs my mind like the…


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unexpected stops

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October 27, 2016

Things generally don’t go as planned around here. Which is more often a good thing than a bad thing.

We left Ilwaco on an overcast Sunday morning with a week’s provisions and an adventurous crewmember. The bar crossing was so passive, with light winds and a slack tide, that I…


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Gin rummy, round 2

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October 17, 2016

I won round 2 of Gin Rummy when we turned South from the top of Vancouver Island, but John was a little slow in paying off his debt. OK, a lot slow. But he finally paid it off with a very cold dip in Lake Tahoe last weekend.

The water is starting…


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Position update

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October 3, 2016

You’re going to laugh when I tell you this, but I must admit it to you anyway. I just don’t have that much free time for writing these days. Yep, I knew you’d laugh. But seriously, I have to set aside the time – prioritize my day – to…


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The nicest people on earth

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September 18, 2016

Do you have a place that you love despite having never seen it? A place that you know will feel like home when you get there, despite only knowing a few details about it. And you know you don’t have to force a trip; you’re drawn to it as…


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Sailing and soaking

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September 17, 2016

The wind forecast was favorable for Saturday, so after a week of short hops from one cove to the next, we decided to put some miles under the hull. We planned an 8am departure from Walter’s Cove for the 65 mile run to Hot Springs Cove. Somewhat miraculously, we…


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catching dinner

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September 9, 2016

We’d been fishing daily and had done decently well from an overall catch perspective – several rock fish, greylings and a small ling cod. But I wanted salmon, and we just weren’t seeing them. As we motored out of Sea Otter Cove at the top of the west coast…


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Thanks for the wine

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September 4, 2016

Shout out to Halcyon’s previous owners, John and Kay Robinson, who gifted us a wonderful bottle of wine before we left Shilshole. We felt very civilized with our fancy Cab Franc and our clam linguini in a white wine reduction sauce.

John and Becca Guillote

John is the photographer. He portrays the layers of history, emotion, spirit and culture in each moment through his application of light, perspective, and detail. He also takes pictures.

Becca is the writer. She tells vivid stories of authentic moments, highlighting the beautiful, dangerous, dramatic and hilarious with grammatically correct sentences and her tongue held firmly by her cheek.

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