MY ENFIN

Living the dream on a Nordhavn 40

X-Mas at Sucia Islands
X-Mas at Sucia Islands
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James Island to Anacortes

We arrived in Anacortes 10 minutes before check-in. Perfect timing as far as I am concerned. Cape Sante marina is one of our favorites in...

Stuart to James Island

On our way from Stuart Island to Anacortes to pick up some spares, the brushes for our heat circulating pump, we decided to stop at James...

Neah Bay to Stuart Island

We set off for Stuart Island with a sense that we were finally getting to the San Juan Islands today. I choose Stuart Island as our first...

Neah Bay to Port Angeles

We really enjoyed Neah Bay: Beautiful little spot. Convenient grocery shop right next to the marina, and some good food to be enjoyed...

Astoria to Neah Bay

We left Astoria West Basin in time for arrival at the North Jetty at the mouth of the river at 07:36, the anticipated slack tide. Clearly...

Goodbye Astoria, Goodbye Columbia River

With the weather window I've been watching seemingly opening as of tonight for a few days, it seems we'll be off and on our way out of...

Weather to go?

I've been watching the weather forecasts and doing simulations of our possible routes up to the San Juan de Fuca straight. I favor our...

Life Goes On

Looking back at our winter in Salpare reminds me of how much we did on Enfin. Our days seemed similar and peaceful, yet by working almost...

Ready is as Ready does

As Forrest Gump would say. Today, part of the last pre-cruising preparation we went around greasing everything that moves. Rudder,...

Provisions

4 whole carts of provisions to fit in the boat! Enough to feed a small army, and a hungry little husky for weeks and weeks to come. As...

Let the Water Flow

When we left Enfin at the marina to take care of my health we weren't able to properly prepare the water maker. I had left it in...

The List

All boat owners and cruisers have "the list" of things they want to do on their boat. The list somehow never gets shorter, and often for...

New Batteries

Enfin's electrical system is a rather complex affair. At the heart of it when we are at anchor are the heavy powerful batteries which...

The Door Puzzle

My cabin (often called the guest cabin, although I don't consider myself a guest!) is tight and cozy. I love its nautical atmosphere, and...

Wing Engine Saves the Day

After our compass swap the other day we decided to go for a cruise to test everything, and more importantly to go out and enjoy the boat...

North Lost and Found Again

On our way down the river to Rocky Pointe Marina for our haul-out, the autopilot simply refused to follow an automatic heading. Losing...

Happiness is a Red Bum

A lovely sign we saw an old granny march with when we lived in London. She was demonstrating for her rights to sexual freedom, and the...

Mission Remission

That's what I had called my medical treatments when my cancer was first diagnosed. Well, today was my first blood test after being...

Alert: Smoke Detected in the Basement

I was helping Di in her cabin, using our central vacuum system, or more accurately our engine room mounted shop vacuum with 40 feet of...

 

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