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Winter weather

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Winter weather

Winter storms in the Pacific Northwest mean lots and lots of rain, and 40 kts sustained wind with gusts up to 50. After a great dinner at CJ’s Beach House (highly recommend), I took the dogs for the world’s fastest pee/poop walk while Edwin put an extra line on the stern, as the south wind…

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Boat Haven Marina Cafe

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Boat Haven Marina Cafe

One of the best reasons to visit the lovely town of Port Townsend, Washington, is the Marina Cafe. And specifically, their muffins. Hands down, the BEST MUFFINS ANYWHERE. I cannot say too many good things about them. Go get some.

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Unlikely coincidences

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Unlikely coincidences

For those who may not know, the name of our boat comes from JRR Tolkein’s Middle Earth. As described in The Silmarillion, Vingilótë was the ship in which the great half-Elven mariner Eärendil (father of Elrond, of Lord of the Rings fame) and Elwing sailed to Aman, the blessed Realm and haven of the Valar,…

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Graham and Jane gave us this nifty set of specialized bitters fo

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Graham and Jane  gave us this nifty set of specialized bitters fo

Graham and Jane gave us this nifty set of specialized bitters for Christmas. We’re actually not big cocktail drinkers, but we have a Sodastream and I drink a HUGE amount of bubbly water. And I have discovered that a few drops of these excellent bitters in a bottle of carbonated water are truly a phenomenal…

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I see no way that this sounds like a good idea

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I see no way that this sounds like a good idea.

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So true

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So true

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Thinking of you

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Thinking of you : https://www.windermere.com/listing/WA/Anacortes/5501-Doon-Wy-98221/127810918

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Watching the 1982 Conan the Barbarian

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Watching the 1982 Conan the Barbarian. So far he has had sex with every woman in the movie. Except his mother. Possibly only because (a) he was like nine and (b) she got her head cut off three minutes into the film. And he just punched out a camel, for no obvious reason. I love…

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Quite simple, really

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Quite simple, really.

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Doggos in snow!

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Doggos in snow!

Doggos in snow!

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