We’re Mike and Verena (more about us). We met after college, while working aboard a NOAA hydrographic research vessel in Alaska, collecting data to update nautical charts. We later moved to Portland, Oregon and worked for a hydrographic firm that kept us traveling all over the US and working aboard boats and ships. In 2008, we both got our 100 ton captain’s licenses, and in 2011 we quit our jobs, bought a sailboat and went sailing in Mexico for a couple of years (start reading here.) We eventually made the Baja Bash back up to California, sold the boat and spent summer 2014 working and playing in Alaska. Back in the lower 48, we have been working and traveling in our mini van. For Christmas 2015 we bought ourselves a new home/boat – this time a trawler to further explore the Pacific Northwest. Be sure to subscribe to our website and join us on Facebook!
Seeing the BC ferries is a sure sign that we made it to Canada! We checked in at Bedwell Harbor with a simple phone call to customs. The poor chap next to us was searched and interviewed for hours. He was... Read More
We left Anacortes in the rain with the promise of more rain to come. Our destination being the West side of Sucia Island in a perfect little cove that we had stumbled upon the last time we were at Sucia... Read More
After three weeks in sunny San Diego it was time to head back to the boat…. One of the reasons we made the trip to San Diego was to pick up our cargo trailer full of boat and household stuff. We took full... Read More
After finally getting out of the boatyard (after 30 days…. we had planned on 3 days) we needed a little vacation from the boat. So we found a covered slip, got her all tucked in and hightailed it to San... Read More
Living in a trawler is like living in a giant fish bowl. I love it! My biggest complaint about our sailboat was not having any windows to enjoy the view. Of course with all these great views looking out, you get... Read More
For $200 you can get an entire year of mooring and docking in Washington’s state parks. That is a great bargain especially if you don’t limit your cruising to the summer. Turns out few people actually cruise in the winter... Read More