Sailing Morning Star

The voyage, adventures, and salty tales of Capt'n Ev and Crew aboard sailing vessel Morning Star a Ted Brewer Whitby 42 ketch.

21 November 2020 | Morning Star Studios
27 October 2020 | BC Coast
06 May 2020 | Gorge Harbour - Cortes Island- BC - Canada
26 April 2020 | Morning Star Studios
07 March 2020 | Head in the Bilge, Mind in the Clouds
04 March 2020 | Belise
01 March 2020 | Gulf Islands

Sailing Morning Star YouTube Page

21 November 2020 | Morning Star Studios
Everett Woodworth | winters mayhem
It's a Long and Winding Road that leads to your door, will never disappear, I've seen that road before, it always leads me here, lead me to you door. I got into photography and videographing at least four decades ago, back in the days when you had to spice film. The concepts remained all these years later as I take it up again, as well my photography has come to the new age of digital. Now it is time to bring my experiences, voyages, adventures and salty old tales to your door via a Sailing Youtube Channel.

Presently working (Nov 21/2020) on Episode 7 - just a start, however as my skills at editing grow and new photography equipment is obtained, the experience hopefully will only get better.

Looking for support, as most know is how you become accepted on Youtube with likes (thumbs up), subscribing, and hitting the notifications bell for when new videos are published. Thanks

Whale Research

27 October 2020 | BC Coast
Everett Woodworth | Rain Forest with peaks of Paradise
Humpback Whales return to our BC Coast
I give Paul Watson and his Sea Shephard full credit, his fight since the '70s has been relentless - he has not only saved the whales but has helped turn the tide of public consciousness for the need to protect these precious denizens of our oceans.

An old high school chum from my home town became a marine biologist and turned his efforts to whale research sailing his boat to far oceans studying whales. Graham Ellis is a well respected authority - contributor to National Geographic and much more. While a bit late in life to take up founded research, I would love to get involved with the whales I love so much in an amateur's capacity.

I am buying an new four channel audio field recorder which would team up perfect with a hydrophone to record whale sounds as I sail our waters. I have listened aboard Pacific Whale Research Foundation vessels in Maui to the hydrophone sounds of mating whales. All I can say about this is WOW I am in.

With world cruising virtually crippled it has become a wise choice to stay home in the local waters of our BC Coast Canada. Not only do I want to photograph and videograph my coastal voyages I am thinking to trying to contribute to the whale research pool in an amateur's capacity. Hoping to find funds enough for more photo and video equipment such as a quality drone and also a hydrophone. If anyone wants to contribute go to my webpage and click the link - buy us a beer.

View From Aboard

06 May 2020 | Gorge Harbour - Cortes Island- BC - Canada
Everett Woodworth | Summer is Coming
Sailing Morning Star - the View From Aboard.

So looking like being a permanent liveaboard on the ocean peering out a port hole watching the rest of the world go by does not seem so profoundly abnormal. I do realize no one chose to be held ransom by a world pandemic, nor to be struggling financially for the same reason because of their life choices. It almost seems like we are in some sort of conspiracy movie to set the whole world up for a Virtual Lifestyle.

Sadly, never has the world been so united. Perhaps a new miracle of awareness will allow the world's inhabitants to unite to ensure we will never again be held so vulnerable. While I do not see a run on boats should we find our way clear of this threat, I do suspect that suddenly the new 'sought after' commodity of choice well be a Healthy and Sustainable Lifestyle.

New Logo

26 April 2020 | Morning Star Studios
Everett Woodworth | Tropical
For years I have debated a logo image - all the sailing logo images like waves, palm trees, and of course sails and sailboats all seemed too mundane or just not original enough for my liking.

I am NAUI Scuba certified ( in Maui ) and love to snorkel and have done so since a kid. My favourite fish has always been the Moorish Idle.

I wanted to create the sailing image idea - why not a fish sailing through the sea? And Of course Morning Star needed a Star.

It took the better of a late night session in Morning Star Studios and finally the logo is here.

I have ordered a new mizzen sail and it will display the new logo as well. Website - Facebook - and Youtube all have the new logo.

I need to do some research to set up a Morning Star Swag Shop which will feature Logo items for sale. Love the new Logo.

Blood Sweat and Tears

07 March 2020 | Head in the Bilge, Mind in the Clouds
Everett Woodworth | Pictured one of the bigger projects a new bow thruster
Project Morning Star started with a simple concept - a promise to myself to finish all my major projects before I went cruising leaving me free but like any boat owner, with only maintenance to do.

Well like pressure washing a house it turned out I could not just upgrade a part of my boat and the long list of upgrades went from one end of the boat to the other - nothing was spared.

I am not done, however I am now done enough to leave having kept my promise. While rich on handyman talent many projects were not cheap - first I had to work to pay for them and then I had to work to install them.

I relished in the joy of having just one project done - I dared not look too far forward. I can kick back with a tall glass of rum and now look back with a big, not a big, a mucho enchilada big sigh.

Making Friends on Distant Shores

04 March 2020 | Belise
Everett Woodworth | Tropical
This is actually a post within a post. A verification of just what I was talking about in my post about meeting new friends in far away places we cruise to.

I have a few mentors in my world of sailing - one being the champion, master and commander of charting and exploring the then unknown world - Captain James Cook - Not far on his tails is another Mentor Capt. Garry Fatty Goodlander now on their fourth circumnavigation. Besides his wealth of experience and tales, he and his wife on arriving at a new anchorage are soon to become at one with the locals and customs.

So like a fan starstruck for obtaining an autograph it is with great honor for me to see my mentor Fatty liking a post I made about doing what he does best.
Vessel Name: Morning Star
Vessel Make/Model: Whitby42 Center Cockpit Ketch
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