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Month: April 2017

You Don’t Have China on your Boat?

You Don’t Have China on your Boat?

When we bought our first racer/cruiser years ago, I took the approach of glamping for the galley. I upgraded from our backpack cookware and dinnerware, and bought melamine dishes more for car camping. To me this seemed normal. When I searched online for boat dinnerware, I found endless types of plastic plates and glassware. After upgrading to a more comfortable cruise boat a couple years later, I didn’t want to just bring my dishes across, I felt I wanted nicer…

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Victoria Floating Boat Show April 27

Victoria Floating Boat Show April 27

This week is the Victoria Floating Boat Show! While I may not be shopping for a new boat right now, it’s always fun to go to the boat show. I find it’s a great spot to get ideas for potential little tweaks I can do on my current boat, and it’s fun to scope out the potential next boat!

Practical yet Pretty Laundry Bag

Practical yet Pretty Laundry Bag

As much fun as it is to play “which bag is the dirty clothes bag on a sailboat”, this year I’m opting out. When browsing for spring ideas to declutter and streamline my house, I ran across cute fabric laundry bags. Why don’t I have something like that for the boat? After years of using a fabric grocery store bag to store dirty laundry, quite often using the identical bag that my husband happens to also use for clean clothes,…

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Hidden Robertson Lake Part 1

Hidden Robertson Lake Part 1

For all those times you’ve been anchored in Von Donop and wished there was a lake nearby to go for a swim, there is! There seems to be a lovely hidden lake that barely any cruisers know about since it’s off the beaten trail. We have been going to this lake for years and have only ever seen anyone else on the trail twice. Each time we’ve gone we’ve had the entire lake to ourselves. Yes, Cortes Island seems to have…

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Jedediah Safari, Who’s Watching Who?

Jedediah Safari, Who’s Watching Who?

Jedediah Island is my favourite stop every year en route to Desolation Sound. Only a few hours north of Nanaimo, yet you feel like you’re hundreds of miles away. For me to feel like my Jedediah Island visit it complete, my visit must include a picnic in the orchard. Each and every picnic never disappoints. For this particular trip, we were relaxing on our picnic blanket when we realized we weren’t the only ones with the thought of hanging out…

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Whipped Cream in a Jar

Whipped Cream in a Jar

Craving whip cream on that farmers market pie you bought while out on the boat? With or without a blender, whip cream is possible on a boat! I stumbled upon this link that shows you how to whip cream with only four things: a carton of cream, a mason jar, a freezer (or icebox on the boat) and a little arm muscle. Brilliant! http://www.saveur.com/article/recipes/whipped-cream-in-a-jar