Makwa - Making Dreams Into Memories

Makwa - from the Cree word for loon. The Loon relies on water and is a solitary bird of the wilderness symbolizing tranquility, serenity and the reawakening of old hopes, wishes and dreams. Follow us as we make our dreams into Memor

Monday June 10th – Farewell to the San Juan’s…. For now….

Monday June 10th - Farewell to the San Juan's.... For now....


Everyone set alarms for 8 AM so we could finish packing and prepare for our final cruise back to Anacortes. I may have hit snooze at least once though. I didn't have a great...

Sunday June 9th – Fine Tuned Crew


Rolly polly night on the hook. No glasses broke, no wine bottles on the floor, nobody sea sick, so we call that a win! A bit groggy and sleepy but a win none the less.

The crew of Velvet Moose is working like a well oiled machine by...

Saturday June 8th – Watching for Whales

Good Saturday Morning! I am getting the best sleeps at anchor than I ever have. Not really sure why other than I think after the first day the anchor and I gained trust. That and I do have an anchor alarm on my phone that I also trust.

The...

Friday June 7 PAN - PAN

Friday June 7th - PAN-PAN

Educational Moment-
The radiotelephony message PAN-PAN (pronounced "pahn-pahn"is the international standard urgency signal that someone aboard a boat, ship, aircraft, or other vehicle uses to declare that they...

Thursday June 6 – Pumpty Dumpty and the Reality of Boat Life

We all had a long-awaited restful sleep. Give me a Ya – Hoo!!! We slept in until at least 8 bells.
We quickly found out we should have run the generator a couple hours prior to going to bed so as not to run the batteries too low. Oops…. So many...

Wednesday June 5 – Seals, Sea Lions, Lighthouses, and Beavers

6 AM early morning start for Curt and I while D&L slept in. It was a wonderful morning to enjoy the sunrise and catch up on work.
We found a few more issues on the old Velvet Moose. Not going to lie we are disappointed that AYC didn't do a better...