Paddling in the San Juan Islands, WA
Limerick at anchor in the San Juan Islands. Mt Baker in the distance.
Cenote Ik Kil, Yucatán, Mexico.
Camille at anchor in Mexico
Snorkeling in Cozumel, Mexico
Camille from above
Limerick in the San Juan Islands
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico (Camille in the distance)
Camille in Ensenada Grande, Baja, Mexico
Fireweed in Alaska
Butterfly Fish, Big Island, Hawai'i
Limerick underway in British Columbia
Mike and Dorado, Sea of Cortez, Mexico
Ice floes in Cook Inlet, Alaska
Limerick and Chatterbox Falls in Princess Louisa Inlet, BC
Minivan Camper near Death Valley
Camille anchored off Isla San Francisco, Mexico
Fire Dancer, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Fishing for salmon in Alaska
Colorado River float at Horseshoe Bend
Limerick and moon in BC
Limerick and SUPs on Pelican Beach, Cypress Island, WA
Limerick in Reid Harbor, Stuart Island, WA
Bonfire on the beach in Shallow Bay, Sucia Island, WA
Freediving in Aruba
San Juan Islands Sunset
La Jolla Cove on our inflatable kayak and SUP
Minivan Camping near the Seven Mile Bridge, Florida Keys
Staying on a organic citrus and avocado farm in San Diego
Surfing in San Diego

Our Favorite Resources

A list of some of our favorite websites and (many free) resources! Updated May 2017



  • Dockside Solutions – An awesome mailing service to help us get our snail-mail no matter where in the world we are. Owned by fellow cruisers and liveaboards in Seattle! We’ve been receiving our mail there since 2013.
  • Google Voice – We made free calls to US cell phones from Mexico all the time. Sometimes the connection is better using Skype but it’s not free unless you call another Skype user. The best part is you have a real US phone number that can receive voice mail, can text, and can be answered while on WiFi.



  • Salish Sea Pilot – Our favorite! A very detailed guide to marinas and anchorages in the Salish Sea. The best part is that every anchorage has it’s own chartlet.
  • Local Knowledge – Tacoma, Washington to Ketchikan, Alaska. This has helped us tremendously in navigating tricky narrows with strong currents.
  • Port and Passes – reference guide for tide and current information in the Pacific Northwest
  • Waggoner Cruising Guide – while not detailed enough for many anchorages it is a great overview of all the places to cruise in the Northwest. Also available for free download on their website
  • – a great, free website by Jimmy Cornell geared to world cruising
  • Sea of Cortez – An excellent Cruiser’s Guidebook. Unfortunately it hasn’t been updated in a long time but it is still the best there is available for the area. We were almost arrested after going to a beach that had come highly praised in this guide. It is off limits! Read my post here.
  • Cruising Gear Checklist – provided free by Downwind Marine in San Diego. A checklist of everything you might need to go cruising. Frequently updated.



  • Online Weather School – National Weather Service Online Weather School is designed to help anyone interested in learning about weather and weather safety for free.
  • Wave Watch IIINOAA wave model to forecast ocean waves – free
  • Tides and Currents (US) – Find your nearest gauge on the map, click on it and select Tide Predictions.
  • CloudChart – A free, full-color poster of clouds, their names and descriptions. 


chart noaaNAVIGATION



  • Online Virtual Vessel Safety Check – A free Vessel Safety Check is a courtesy examination of your boat (Vessel) to verify the presence and condition of certain Safety Equipment required by State and the Federal regulations.
  • Navigation Rules – Boats of 39 feet (12 meters) or greater are required to carry this book of rules on board. Also available in hard copy here or download for free.






captains quick guidesCAPTAIN’S QUICK GUIDES

They are waterproof and chocked full of information. Great for a quick refresher course. Not free but very useful for the beginner!

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