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Our Journey on Scolamanzi II
Our Journey on Scolamanzi II

Archive for the Pacific North West Category

Leaving Seattle for an ‘Overnighter’ to Campbell River:

Friday 22 April 2016: We left our super tight spot on the dock at Elliott Bay Marina around 8am. The 30 cm space between our anchor and that of the brand new Nordhavn 63 (“HA”) made for a challenging departure. We had a fast run north out […]

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Preparations and some fun before departing:

31 March – 18 April : Having arrived in Seattle about 18 days before Johann, it gave me more than enough time to do the provisioning, oversee a few necessary services and to relax and meet some of Seattle’s amazing people! I have decided not to overdo the […]

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Back in the USA

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18 October 2015 The morning we have left Sidney I took these pictures of a beautiful sunrise: Anacortes was a lovely seaside town with strong maritime links going way back. Cap Sante Marina was one of the very best we experienced to date. We enjoyed walking and […]

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Princess Louisa Inlet and Chatterbox Falls… at last!!

Princess Louisa Sound – Chatterbox Falls It is hard to describe the weather as anything else but perfect. Not a cloud in the blue sky and the water unruffled. The weather was just a bonus on top of the marvellous sights that popped up around every corner. […]

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San Juan Islands – the last of the USA for a while

The cluster of islands with intriguing passages and bays and the most beautiful little harbours and ports are just a fabulous playground for boaties!~ We were a bit time stricken and I hope we will have time next year to do a little bit more of San Juan! It […]

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The last few days in Puget Sound – Hood Canal:

With a few days spare between guests we have decided to do a bit more of the northern Puget Sound area and departed for Port Ludlow. The weather was starting to change to “normal” Seattle weather of overcast and light rain at times. We had a good […]

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Gig Harbour and Poulsbo: Still in and around Puget Sound

GIG BARBOUR: Entering Gig Harbour had us all excited! The harbour was surrounded with the most beautiful picturesque houses. Going ashore we found the Farmers Market in full swing (where I bought my first bee pollen sprinkles! And a wonderful bunch of flowers!) It is a small […]

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Tacoma – Our discovery of Puget Sound

We left on a picture perfect day for Tacoma, with Johann’s mom and Cal on board. The challenge is on to keep these two 84 year old guests safe and injury free! It went well while we were at dock in Seattle getting on and off the […]

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Our first shake-down cruise:

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We departed Elliott bay at noon for the short hop to the picturesque inlet of Eagle Harbour at Bainbridge Island. We anchored for the first time on our own, and used the davit to put the dingy in the water to go for a sightseeing trip. After […]

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Hands-on training before Hand-over day!

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Peter and Don from Nordhavn both put in an enormous amount of time, devotion, patients and friendship in getting us to a stage where we could handle and manage our Nordhavn 60. I am hesitant to say with ease or with comfort – I am sure that […]

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