This Spring and Summer, we are focused mostly on hiking, and have planned a 4-day trip across the Olympics near the end of June. Thus far we have done a day hike near Lake Quinault, and my first overnight backpacking trip to Dosewallips (on the eastern side of the Olympics). Quinault was amazing as always…Read More
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Bellingham to Birch Bay Bike and a Hike
This is my last catch up post! Marty had his Birthday ride and I had mine! This time we took a drive up to Bellingham and stayed at the Oxford Suites (putting our new rule “no camping in the cold” into action!). The next morning we met up with my nephew Nick who is now…Read More
5 Days for Marty’s 50th!
This blog is a bit old, but better late than never to post it! This past year has been interesting for Marty and I as well as the rest of the world. In July, I decided to quit my job, an agonizing decision since I was grateful to have amazing co-workers and a flexible schedule…Read More
Slow-Mo Sailing, Jones Island Land Ho!
We did it!!! Well, Marty did it :)! WE SAILED CONDOR! We set sail with a new electric motor and a de-mildewed jib sail. This was our maiden sailing voyage and we were excited to share it with my nephew Noah. For our first sail trial run, we wanted to go somewhere decently close… just…Read More
Ahhh, Lopez Island… Two years ago, Lopez was my very first bike camping trip. I was excited by the idea of being able to travel and “live” off my bike. That first trip was a perfect introduction. The hills not too bad (just a slow climb at the start), and our campsite at Spencer Spit…Read More
Pedal, Paddle, Posey Island
It is definitely summer in the Pacific Northwest! The clouds are at bay and the sun is shining. Sadly, neither Marty or I have been biking much this year, so it’s time to get outside again! While I’m taking a nice little vacation for what feels like the first time in a while, poor Marty…Read More
Easter Sunday Ride
Thinking of routes to ride I took my phone, brought up the map and found a tentative loop we could do from Michelle’s house and showed her when she asked if I had any ideas. She liked it, time to take out the road bikes. After a leisurely morning we left after 10am to start…Read More
Windy Whidbey Quickie!
Well it’s been quite some time since our Great Divide Ride and both Marty and I have felt the yearning to get back into our weekend bike rides. Both of us have been focused on fixing the boat and fixing the house. Marty has made some great progress on the mast, it’s back in the…Read More
One sore shoulder, two sore bums, bleeding money, running out of time, running out of towns and water, no real great place for Marty’s parents to pick us up, and my hair tie finally broke, so we decided to put our ride on hold in Rawlins, WY. But one little problem, how do we get…Read More
Oh Great Basin!
So when I left off we were trying to get out of the Jackson Hole area and this we did manage to do. We climbed up and over Togwotee Pass and the Continental Divide without too much a problem, stopping at the lake on the top for a snack. Later we found out that once…Read More