Sunday, December 24, 2017
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!
Sunday, December 17, 2017
Sunday, November 5, 2017
Saturday, November 4, 2017
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Thursday, August 3, 2017
Monday, July 31, 2017
Friday, July 14, 2017
From left to right fossilized ivory, old Russian blues, old red whiteheart trading beads, giant black muscle, dark blue glass trading beads 200+ years old and Brown bear bone.
Now to decide what to make with them.
A little history.
Russians had little to do with the Russian Blue beads. Produced in Bohemia, the Russian Blue bead did not appear in Alaska until just before Americans bought Alaska (1867). Russians traders acquired these beads from the American and English traders in exchange for furs. The Russian Blue beads are shaped into six-, seven-, or eight-sided tube before being drawn. After the tubes are cut to bead size, the ends of the ridge between the adjacent sides are ground off. Produced in Bohemia, the Russian Blue bead did not appear in Alaska until just before Americans bought Alaska (1867). Russians traders acquired these beads from the American and English traders in exchange for furs. The Russian Blue beads are shaped into six-, seven- or eight-sided tube before being drawn. After the tubes are cut to bead size, the ends of the ridge between the adjacent sides are ground off. The result is a bead with eighteen, twenty-one, or twenty-four facets. Some deviations resulted in more or less facets.
We haven't had to use the watermaker once this summer.
Talking with a long time resistant Steve Henninway, Jim was informed the summers seem to being getting wetter and wetter. We sure have had our share of rain this summer!
We did get one dry day to leave Fern Harbor and photograph a few whales along the way.
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Thursday, July 6, 2017
Happy 4th from Elfin Cove! What a day, community breakfast, parade, Humpy toss, bobbing for Humpy heads, the greased pole, chili cookoff and of course a potluck!!
Biggest prize over $$1,300 for grabbing the flag at the end of the pole.
Two long distance crusing sailboat crews joined us for a memorable day!!
Monday, July 3, 2017
Peaceful, beautiful, relaxing and Yummy all rolled up into one anchorage.
The weather has been on and off sunny. The view has been obscured with rain and fog but the wildlife pays no attention, harbor porpoises, eagles, brown bears, loons still visit.
Halibut for lunch and dinner- now this is fresh.
Reading, fishing, Ham radio, making pretzels, playing chess and of course knitting has kept the crew occupied. Then there is the daily boat maintenance.
Awwwww, perfect in every way.