Mike on his SUP in the San Juan Islands, WA
Limerick at anchor in the San Juan Islands. Mt Baker in the distance.
Minivan Camping near the Seven Mile Bridge, Florida Keys
Cenote Ik Kil, Yucatán, Mexico.
Camille at anchor in Mexico
Snorkeling in Cozumel, Mexico
Camille from above
Mike and Limerick in the San Juan Islands
Mike in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico (Camille in the distance)
Verena and 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
Dolphins on the bow of Camille
Ice floes in Cook Inlet, Alaska
Limerick and Chatterbox Falls in Princess Louisa Inlet, BC
Surfboards, Sayulita, Mexico
Minivan Camper near Death Valley
Camille anchored off Isla San Francisco, Mexico
Fire Dancer, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Mike fishing for salmon in Alaska
Cruising down the Colorado River at Horseshoe Bend
Limerick and moon in BC

Our Favorite Resources

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


  • Online Virtual Vessel Safety CheckA 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.
  • Float Plan –  Free float plan by the Department of Boating and Waterways. Simply fill out the electronic form and email to friends and family.
  • 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.



  • 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 live-aboard!
  • Cruising Checklist – provided by Downwind Marine in San Diego. A checklist of everything you might need to go cruising.



  • 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
  • noonsite.com – a great free website by Jimmy Cornell
  • 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.











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

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