Crew Life

San Juan Brewery Tour

San Juan Brewery Tour

I look forward to this trip every year, you get really enthusiastic passengers and I enjoy making food to pair with beer, plus using it in my cooking. Kulshan Brewery has paired with us this year for our brewery tour of the San Juan Islands. […]

South Sound

South Sound

This trip is lead by one of our volunteers, he invited family and friends to join him on a 4-day trip around South Puget Sound. We don’t usually sail in this region, it made for a nice change of scenery compared to the usual islands […]

Tacoma Day Sails

Tacoma Day Sails

Thursday Ales n’ Sails Beer mac and cheese with sausage and maple balsamic broccoli Braised goat with citrus, rice with black beans and mango coleslaw Dessert: Chocolate and stout ice cream Friday Salmon Dinner Garlic and parmesan crusted salmon Boiled small potatoes with herbs Zucchini […]

Seattle Day Sails

Seattle Day Sails

I have a love hate relationship with day sails. They are great because it’s a short sail, just a few hours of work, usually in the evening, but at the same time I’m waiting around all day for something to happen. Here in Seattle it […]

Memorial Day Weekend Escape

Memorial Day Weekend Escape

Memorial Day weekend in Bellingham means Ski to Sea, it’s a race the starts on Mount Baker and ends on the shore of Bellingham Bay. There are several legs: cross country skiing, downhill skiing, running, road biking, canoeing and kayaking. As long as I work […]

Bush Middle School

Bush Middle School

More middle schoolers and for five days, bring it on. Day 1 Lunch: Baked ziti with ricotta and green salad Dinner: Greek chicken with tzatziki, rice pilaf and tomato cucumber salad After lunch we raised sail, it took a bit longer than normal because we […]

Sehome High School

Sehome High School

A few of our volunteers have come from Sehome high school, probably because that’s where our high school programs started over 20 years ago. Year after year we get a group of students from Sehome on the ship for three days, we sail, they learn […]

Weekend Day Sails

Weekend Day Sails

We don’t often do two day sails in one day and when we do I don’t often have to cook for both of them, but this past Saturday I did. Plus, on Sunday we had a Mother’s Day brunch. I spent all day on Friday […]

Ballard Maratime

Ballard Maratime

Ballard Maritime from Seattle has been coming to Zodiac for a few years. They are a maritime oriented school so the students already know their way around boats before they get there. That’s a plus because they understand a lot of details and we don’t […]

Windward High School

Windward High School

Now the season is really underway, we have a 5-day trip with a school from Ferndale called Windward. Unfortunately, this is the last trip we’ll be doing with this school because they are closing down due to lack of attendance, so best to make it […]