Category: Trips

When not working on Reviews or Projects, we try to have fun taking trips on Grace and elsewhere. This is a list of some of the most recent trips we have taken, and stories behind them.

Seattle to Friday Harbor and back with Cattle Pass drama

First long trip of the year included testing out a lot of new gear, as well as a scary 12 knot passage through Cattle Pass. All turned out well, and a visit to the San Juans was just what we...

/ June 6, 2017

Blake Island – friends, animals, and hiking

Blake Island is the closest marine state park to Seattle and my marina, and we love visiting. Deer, geese, and tons of trails make for a great trip. Ours was a bit wet, but still enjoyable.

/ April 25, 2017

Be prepared wherever you are

This is a story of how technology and being prepared helped us survive a very serious situation. It also reinforces how important preparedness is everywhere – at home, on vacations, in the wilderness, and on the water.

/ February 16, 2017

Jarrell Cove

The fifth day of our South Puget Sound trip saw us leaving Olympia and heading to one of my favorite places - Jarrell Cove. It is a fantastic state park and cove with a ton of mooring options, and a...

/ July 11, 2016

Olympia and Swantown Marina

The third and fourth days of our South Puget Sound trip saw us arriving at Olympia and Swantown Marina, and relaxing for an extra day.

/ July 4, 2016

Tacoma and Eagle Island

Our South Sound sailing trip was just getting started, with stops in Tacoma and at Eagle Island. Tacoma and the Gig Harbor area is where I grew up, so it felt very familiar. Eagle Island is a place I will...

/ July 3, 2016

South Puget Sound Trip

Today we begin a week long trip from Seattle headed into South Puget Sound. The trip will have us visiting Tacoma, Oro Bay, Eagle Island, Olympia, Joemma Beach, and Hope Island, plus a bunch of other stops along the way.

/ June 24, 2016

Scouting trip to Lummi Island

A weekend trip up to Lummi Island to scope it out for future sailing visits, along with some drone flights and fantastic sunsets.

/ June 10, 2016

Port Orchard weekend

A quick weekend trip to Port Orchard Marina. Included lots of ferries, some big waves, and a helpful current on our way home.

/ May 10, 2016