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Happy Memorial Day

by the First Mate



It has been a busy weekend for Chuck and I.  We volunteered several hours over the last few days at the weigh in station for the 34th Annual Fishing Derby.  The number of fish coming in is slightly lower than some of the previous years yet higher than others.  King Salmon has, most certainly, been the most popular dish served for dinner this weekend.
  

The leader fish so far.  50.9lbs Derby ends today at 5PM.




Chuck was able to complete Williwa - Down the Inside Passage Part 4 on Friday and on Saturday we had a great time with our second Google Hangout. Once again we are amazed at how many folks took time out of their busy days to join us for a chat and we are having fun answering questions.  

I'll be working at the clinic later today, apparently sick dogs and cats have no idea it is a holiday weekend and also today I begin preparing lists and start packing for our first trip of the season with the veterinary vessel Hallie. 

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Jim's book is thorough, entertaining and honest and for us to be included is an honor. If you are getting ready to retire and dream of sailing off in to the sunset we suggest "Sailing into Retirement" is a must read.

Chuck and Laura

Fellow shipmate, Fran Taylor, writes about her many adventures as crew sailing aboard different tall ships and she mentions one voyage in particular  during her time aboard HMB Endeavour where she meets a couple on their honeymoon.  Read the humorous tale of the seasick groom and how a new "private signal" was born among the Endeavour crew.
The first book I read after moving aboard Lealea.  A wonderful journey that got me dreaming.
-Laura
Looking for a read that will make your stomach hurt from laughing?  This one did it for us!  A definite page turner.
-Chuck and Laura

"This Old Boat" If you can only have one book on sailboat maintenance aboard, this is the one.

-Chuck Rose

"This old boat" If you can only have one book on sailboat maintenance, this is the one.
Chuck and Laura

“The Ashley Book of Knots” by Clifford W. Ashley is, quite simply, the definitive work on knots.  We think if you have more than a passing interest in marlinspike seamanship or decorative knotting this book is pretty much a “Must Have” This book is a high mass volume. 
                       -Chuck and Laura
Fran Taylor was born and grew up in Scotland on the banks of the River Clyde.  She has sailed all over the world in a number of “Tall Ships” and has had a number of articles published. She is a regular on the guest  speaking circuit around Perth where she lives when not pursuing her dreams and answering the call of the sea. In 2012 she took part in the Titanic Memorial Cruise, a special event to commemorate the 100th
anniversary of the sinking. This book tells that story.
The story of Margo Wood and her husband Charles who began the "Charlie's Charts" cruising guide series. When her husband passed away she began to sail as a singlehander.   A wonderful story about a lady I admire a lot. - Laura  
An excellent read for anyone interested in single handed sailing. An inspiration for women. Anne had quite an adventure and this book is especially interesting to Albin Vega owners.- Chuck
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