Welcome to Missy Goes Boating

For the past 20 years,  I have been cruising the Pacific Northwest in my 34 foot Bayliner "As You Wish". I manage to get out most weekends from April to October with a couple of one week visits to the Gulf Islands or Desolation.  I love a good dock party or a side-tie in a remote anchorage and live for flavourful snacks, fun cocktails, a stack of magazines and a healthy dose of dock talk.


Cruise my website and blog for:

  • Tips & Tricks for menu planning, food preparation and storage

  • Easy to prepare appetizers for your dock party

  • Drinks with umbrellas

  • "Why didn't I think of that?" products

  • Favourite reads for the back deck

  • Onboard health and beauty

  • And the tunes...................

Missy & Jonathan

Hi! I'm Missy and this is my big red dog, Jonathan. I am a weekend warrior who loves to cruise the Pacific Northwest. I am a shopper and love cool products that actually work. My friends and I spend countless hours floating, sipping beverages and talking about what works and what doesn't. We didn't invent any of this stuff but we sure like to think we did.

Latest Posts

Classic Centre Bay Hot Crab Dip

This is a dock favourite and really highlights the sweet flavour of our West Coast Dungeness crab. Can be served with crackers, bread or even vegies (for the Keto crowd).
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Easy Breezy Stuffed Artichokes – Toaster Oven Style

This quick and easy appetizer is a crowd pleaser and shows that you put a little more thought into the dock party than a bag of Miss Vickie's!
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How to Remember the Different Types of Salmon

What a great way to remember the 5 different types of salmon we have in local waters: Chum rhymes with thumb. … You can sock someone’s eye out with your pointing finger. … Your largest finger, or your king finger, is your middle. … Your ring finger stands for the Silver Salmon, also known as…
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The 2nd Annual Women’s Day at the Vancouver Boat Show – A Total Success!

On Saturday, February 9th, 2019 the Vancouver Boat Show hosted the 2nd Annual Women’s Day.  This year Susan Pickrell, Regional Supervisor Maritime Search and Rescue,  was our keynote speaker and she captivated the audience.  I met Susan years ago on a training exercise with the hovercraft,  I was on a crew with the, then, Coast…
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Cool Products

Can you imagine your next sailing race, dock party or bocce tournament dressed in these? Comes with its own fan to stay inflated. Hilarious!!











Great for crushed ice, smoothies, Pina Coladas, salsa, soups, and even pancakes!


Fun fishing gear from Saltgirl! They even have matching leggings!


No more styrofoam coolers! Recool is the world's first biodegradeable and compostable cooler that keeps beverages cool for up to 12 hours.


Vitamins don't always stay fresh on the boat so instead of taking a big bottle just take enough for the weekend. One slot per day!

I tried this on our last haul out and yes, it works. It works as well as muriatic acid but no noxious gases. And Osborne Propellers should know, they have been screwing boaters for years!