EP 14|There’s Water EVERYWHERE

Kayleen takes advantage of a dry day to tackle adding supports to the mast where it meets the deck. But the weather turns and the battle of moisture starts.

Christmas Gift Guide for Sailors in the Pacific Northwest 2020

Electric Lighter One of my most used items as a liveaboard is my electric rechargeable lighter. I got this as a gift for Christmas last year and have been surprised by how useful this item is. The rechargeable feature means less plastic lighters washing up on beaches. Shampoo & Conditioner Bars When living aboard, what…

EP 11: How Long Before We Break Down Again?

After another fix on the drive shaft/transmission coupling, we were ready to take Footloose off the dock again. Things didn’t go swell. Tyler and Kayleen are getting frustrated and have differing opinions that lead to some tense moments. A big thanks to our friend and filmmaker, Agathe for putting up with an exciting day and…

Finding Freedom

Previously published in Pacific Yachting, March 2019 Tyler first stepped aboard my recently purchased 30’ sailboat last summer. With both feet firmly planted on the deck, he grabbed the shroud beside him and dreamingly looked over at me; I saw the same spark shimmer in his eyes that I had seen on our first rock…

#ProjectPacfic: Final Video!

Smiles for miles. Honolulu to Van Isle in 24 days. Our multi-month adventure has come to an end, so I created this video so I can keep reliving it! A big thanks to Josh for joining us as crew and to Dan for helping me edit it together:)

Project Pacific: Day 2.24

We made it into home waters! Thanks for cheering us on, it feels good to be surrounded by land again. We are now transiting down to Comox over the next couple days. Stay tuned for our trip video by the end of the week!

Project Pacific: Day 2.23

The sea is greener, the air smells different, and we are starting to see more signs of life. We have yet to come in sight of land, but should be able to see the light on Cape Scott tonight.  I was hoping to have the grand moment of Land Ahoy! today, but life doesn’t always…

Project Pacific: Day 2.22

We are currently 150nm from land, with no sight of it yet (hopefully by tomorrow evening!); however we did see bull kelp!  Most people who spot a piece of bull kelp drifting through the water wouldn’t bat an eye, but this was a good excuse as any to jump up and down in excitement, as…

Project Pacific: Day 2.21

The closer we get to land the more loco we get.  21 days with three people on 34 feet of boat …Muy Loco.  We can only read so many books, master so many sudokus, and play so many games of crazy eights before the monotony of it all has gone to our heads.  So instead…