What To Wear, Spring Cleaning and a New App

CluiseIf you are like me, you own a couple of different wardrobes. Casual, work, bling, and boating – in all 4 seasons – and multiple sizes.  Some clothes cross over so it’s not like you can just have separate closets and, after a while, it can all become a blur.  You know you have a problem when you are in the store and you see a blouse you just HAVE to have only to realize, when you get home, you have two of them already. I blame Costco for this.  If you are there and see something you like but you think you should wait…..you go back and it is gone.  Never to be seen again.  You had your chance. Continue reading

Race To Alaska

race to alaskaThis is a great story about three people  who met at the Silva Bay Shipyard School on Gabriola Island.  They are rowing/sailing from Port Townsend to Ketchikan, Alaska starting June 4, 2015.  Team Barefoot Wooden Boats believes that “the closer ones experience with nature, the stronger their connection to it, and less likely that it be taken for granted.”

They are looking for support and I encourage you to check out their website and follow their journey.   http://barefootwoodenboats.ca/ or http://r2ak.com/

Look for Drift Cards Floating up on Vancouver Beaches

Drift Card Drift Card waterOn August 26th researchers at the Raincoast Conservation Foundation, the Georgia Strait Alliance and Friends of the San Juans (USA) teamed up with the City of Vancouver to simulate an oil spill on the Fraser River and in Burrard Inlet.They released over 1,000 biodegradable, yellow, plywood drift cards, each marked with a unique serial number.  Beach walkers, boaters and concerned citizens were asked  to report where they found the card, at www.salishseaspillmap.org  The information collected by scientists will help map the paths that oil spills might take and how far the oil may travel.  Continue reading

The Best Ice for your Boating Beverages

I set out to discover which ice cube would last the longest in my glass.  I chose 4 different types, restaurant cubes, home-made cubes from a tray, giant ice balls and, of course, diamond shaped cubes.  I tried this experiment last year but, in true Missy fashion, I got to talking and when I turned around all the cubes were melted.  Continue reading