Saturday, April 28, 2018

Nice to be Remembered

10 years after retirement it's nice to get this in the mail.
Once a teacher always a teacher.
This was an incredible recognition for doing what I love. One full week of wine and dine in Washington DC culminating with a formal dinner at the State Department.

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Good Bye

Jim is flying north to deliver this sweet little ride to its new owner. We sure had some great adventures with her.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

S/V Irene crew

S/V Irene sailed aross the Pacific Northwest Passage last summer.  On the way they stopped in Greenland and purchased yarn for me to design and knit commerative sailing wear.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018


Woke up in the middle of the night to a funny sounding warning and a voice "This is a tsunami warning move to higher ground" Took a few minutes to register but finally got going. Grabbed passports, $$, heavy coats and gear. Didn't take my knitting!! Big mistake!!
The whole town moved to the high school, churches, friends homes or up Harbor Mt. Snow covered the ground but at least it wasn't raining.
Note: Our first warning actually came from friends in Norway! !

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Merry Christmas

T’was the night before Christmas and anchored afloat,
Not a creature was stirring, inside of the boat.
The anchor was set with quite enough scope,
So the yacht would stay put… well at least that’s the hope!

T’was the night before Christmas, the boat gently rocking,
And hung on the mast were the holiday stockings.
No tree, wreath, or candles, but lots of good cheer,
It’s joyful enough that we can be here!

We wondered if Santa would somehow appear,
He can swim surely, but do his reindeer?
Do sleighs have EPIRB, AIS, and good charts?
We hope he is carrying sufficient spare parts.

T’was the night before Christmas when we heard an “ahoy!”,
It brought to our hearts such a feeling of joy!
We could be mistaken, the red light we saw,
Was it nav lights, or Rudolf, we watched it with awe.

Whether sailboat or sleigh, dancing waves with such ease,
Moving so swiftly with quite a good breeze.
Then heard in the distance as it seemed to take flight,
Merry Cruising to all, and to all a good night!