Sometimes it feels like one step forward, two steps back. Totem is not habitable right now…couldn’t even go for a sail. She’s floating in Eagle Harbor, but the mast is up in Port Townsend. The main salon settees are mostly ripped out. The bunk cabin is an empty shell- no bunks, no sole. All three […]


Making Progress: Getting a Hard Dodger

We’re working through a myriad of projects to get Totem ready to be our floating family home. The boat is currently up in Vancouver Island, Canada, getting a hard dodger installed by the great team of Jacques and Bea at Tartarooga. Jamie and I took the boat up in on a mild weekend in mid-October, […]


In my happy place

happyOriginally uploaded by behang Best day all year, hands down. Good memory when the days are grey and drizzly…


Bringing the boat home

Although we told our selves “we’re open to anything”, the truth was that Jamie and I had been hooked on the Stevens/Hylas 47 since stepping on s/v Windarra in early 2006. This boat was the perfect combination of proven bluewater cruising reputation and a layout to fit our family. There were almost 80 of the […]

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