Last year, in yet another attempt to head south (let see I guess that made try number two) we discovered that our hydraulic steering ram was quite under sized and pretty much on it’s last leg. As we reached the southern part of Hecate Strait where it meets up with the¬†Queen Charlotte sound 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


As the spring turned to summer and the yachts from down south began their yearly migration from Washington State up the inside passage to Ketchikan and beyond I daily walked  past this menagerie of vessels on my way to Nadejda. Some vessels were power some sail, some small and meager others obscenely large and, Read More

It’s time I blogged something! We haven’t been idle all this time either… we decided to do an unplanned remodel of our pilot house, along with all the other projects we have lined up before we move on farther north. (We’ve already had one person look at us funny and be amazed –pretty sure, Read More

The pilot house has been getting a remodel… cutting, grinding, welding. Peter wore both safety glasses & a respirator mask, but the glasses didn’t sit properly with the mask on. Last week his eye started bothering him. I looked under his eyelid and thought I saw maybe a white spot causing it, never thinking, Read More