We decided to go on a trip to see an old mine, lighthouse, and homestead, with a few stops in between of course. Now, we have found by experience that not everything goes as planned, which in this case didn’t disappoint, now here is how our first trip of the winter went.    , Read More


Well as many of you may have noticed; maintaining our web page is not one of our strengths. Once again we have been struggling with the world of “social media” and weighing the time verses reward and how all that affects our family. I am sure this will not be the last struggle we, Read More


Unfortunately we have spent most of our life aboard Nadejda putting off projects that we want to complete when the boat is hauled out (preferably somewhere warm and dry) or when we can invest the money to do it right. Each year would find us making plans to go somewhere to achieve just that,, Read More


Finding creative activities for kids to keep them busy in tight quarters can be a challenge. Many crafts require a plethora of supplies; not only do we not have the space living on a boat but residing on an island in SE Alaska can make attaining specialized materials near impossible. I wanted to find, Read More


One of the highlights of our Misty Fjord trip was our time spent a the hot springs. Here is a short video of our stop there.


Nadejda moored in Punch Bowl Cove – Rudyard Bay January found Ketchikan warmly wrapped in a mild stormy blanket of rain and mist. The wind had come occasionally too, letting us know that we were not forgotten; though he seemed to be in high spirits as those visits were more tolerable than usual.  We, Read More

Behm Narrows

Lists are good; they can inspire, prompt, enhance and/or refine one’s direction in life. Take for example last year’s resolutions, it showed us that by saying we will or won’t be somewhere it can jinx the possibility, that we were able to cross off accomplishments and that we did absolutely nothing toward a desired, Read More

It has been almost three months, three long months since a family plucked from an angry ocean became the catalyst in confirming that not only is the American public lacking knowledge of who we are and why we are, but that they are vocal and vehement in their ignorance.  Thankfully for us they are easily, Read More

Lines. They aren’t what really keep your boat from leaving the dock. No… it is ourselves with excuses, schedules, activities, worries, fears… and just being plain lazy.  ~ Molly Sunshine ahead! Since arriving here in Ketchikan life it seems has conspired against us to keep Nadejda secured to the dock. Sure there were the, Read More

So what do you do when you have a sunny January day in Alaska? Well you go to the local beach and have a barbecue of course. Here is our day in pictures. Sipping hot cocoa as the sun goes down Michael and Gabe playing in the sand. A boy and his boat. Elaine, Read More