Voyages North

03 June 2018
22 September 2017 | Posted in Seattle
08 September 2017 | Posted at Spencer Spit, San Juan Islands
18 August 2017 | Posted at Spencer Spit, San Juan Islands
17 August 2017 | Olympia
22 August 2016 | posted at Prideaux Haven, Desolation Sound
29 July 2016 | Posted at Hakkai, Fitz Hugh Sound
29 July 2016 | Posted at Hakkai, Fitz Hugh Sound
29 July 2016 | Posted at Hakkai, Fitz Hugh Sound
08 July 2016 | Posted at Ucluelet

Ketchikan Blueberry Arts Festival

07 August 2011 | posted at Ketchikan
Elsie Hulsizer
Photo: Slug race at the Blueberry Arts Festival. The first slug to make it across the outer circle wins.

We were walking towards town on Stedman Street when we heard the sound of pounding footsteps behind us. We stepped aside just in time to let a group of men and women all wearing blue tutus race by. That was our introduction to the Blueberry Arts Festival of 2011.

I had especially wanted to see the slug races this year as we had missed them when we were here in 2007. We arrived at the parking lot of the Methodist Church where they are held just in time to see a scene of pandemonium. Children and adults swarmed around carrying jars, Tupperware boxes and other assorted containers of slugs. A line formed off to the side where officials from Alaska Fish and Game were weighing in the contestants. Is there a season on slugs? Steve asked an official. “It’s open season on slugs,” answered the official.

At the appointed time, children started putting slugs in the center of three tables. A cheer went up from the audience who were vainly trying to peer over their neighbors to see the race. Steve who had been impatient with me for wanting to stay around for the race, had disappeared. After awhile, I realized the contest was a big sluggish for watching and went off in search of Steve.
Vessel Name: Osprey
Vessel Make/Model: Annapolis 44 sloop
Hailing Port: Seattle
Crew: Steve and Elsie Hulsizer (author of Glaciers, Bears and Totems and Voyages to Windward)
Elsie and Steve Hulsizer have sailed northwest waters since arriving in Seattle via sailboat from Boston in 1979. [...]
2017: local cruising including South Puget Sound and San Juan Islands 2016:north up West Coast VI, across QC Sound to central BC coast 2015: trip to SE Alaska 2014: Seymour and Belize Inlets through Nakwakto Rapids 2013: SE Alaska and back. 2012: from Seattle up the west coast of Vancouver [...]
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