SBYC 2021 June Dock Soirée

This weekend was the Shilshole Bay Yacht Club June Dock soirée. We assembled in Brownsville Marina and had a great time.  On Friday afternoon, Alix, Clara, and I headed to Shadow and spent the night in our home marina. The plan was to be up and at it early on Saturday morning. Ideally leaving the […]

2021 SBYC Burger Burn

Each year SBYC (Shilshole Bay Yacht Club) hosts an annual event called the Burger Burn. This year’s event was extra exciting because it is the first cruise with Shadow! Also Clara’s first cruise, and my (Ben’s) birthday! It was a wonderful event. Clara did fantastic on the boat. We were at anchor, and only got […]

Mother’s Day 2021

Hap py Mother’s Day! Alix wanted to go for a real sail for Mother’s Day. I (Ben) was all too happy to oblige. We invited along our friends David and Tori. Wind was a paltry 5 knots, went slightly over 8 at one point, then settled in a 2.7 knots for the afternoon. We were […]

Move to Chinook Landing Marina

We received a surprise phone call, Chinook Landing Marina has a slip open for us! Shadow has been berthed in Foss Harbor Marina, in Tacoma, WA, and the marina itself is nice, however the slip that was available is for a smaller boat. In order to get out of the slip we had to use […]

Mimi & Clara’s First Trip!

We have been easing Clara into the boating scene, and she has loved every minute so far! Today we cast off the lines and took her out for the first time. The sails stayed down and we only motored, to get her used to the sound of the motor, and being away from the dock […]

Lunch With The Letaws

Clara and I (Ben) went down to the boat to have some lunch today. We stayed on the dock and puttered around on the boat. The Letaws wanted to see the boat and stopped by to say hello.

Clara Meets Shadow!

Today Clara met Shadow! Whenever Alix and I looked at a potential boat, we took Clara with us to see how she did. She quickly tried to get off every boat, except for Shadow. Today I was excited, and a little nervous, to take her to OUR boat. Alix and I wanted to make her […]

Picking Up The Boat!

Today is the day! We made it through the lengthy closing process and I (Ben) am picking up S/V Shadow. Our new [to us] 1987 Catalina 36! It has been a couple years since we had a boat and Alix and I are beyond excited to get back out on the water and go cruising […]